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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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Ripper!

03 Nov 2007 at 13:47

I felt like crap this morning, and my mood was heavy, then 8 miles in the bead on the rear tyre ripped and my tube exploded.

A wobbly ride home at a decent speed, thanks to a splendidly solid repair job, I threw on the closes tyre to hand, which was a badly worn Geax Sturdy which was living in the kitchen.

TAKE 2: rode around, failed to corner properly, figured that I spend most of the time with my Mavericks compressed to the last 1.5inches of travel (I think they're really broken now), I got to destroy some slow people then I got a bit bored and very very very very tired (partly from the crash and partly because it was so bloody windy again), rode home ... Looked at GPS, 43.1miles.. woo!!

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Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net

13:51 03 Nov

You're still using the SC32s that broke the other day?

matthttp://mattmagic.com

13:56 03 Nov

Yeah, had not chance to change.

I'm close to getting some Rev Dual Air U-Turns, though

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net

14:01 03 Nov

Crazy, am surprised the seal didn't come out again.

Revs are nice, just get some.

matthttp://mattmagic.com

14:41 03 Nov

I'm trying to decide which ones to get,

air
coil
u-turn?

I think air and u-turn (I expect I'd run them somewhere around 120mm) would be best maybe, I'll ask at work see what prices, otherwise I'll pop to Merlin, as they're £260ish there with POPLOC which I reckon would be nice to have.

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net

19:03 03 Nov

U-turn I reckon. Air easier to tune and a bit lighter. Coils are nice though, although you need the right spring.

matthttp://mattmagic.com

19:31 03 Nov

my thought exactly.

MikeD

10:27 05 Nov

As someone with a strong tendency towards breaking/wearing things out, clearly the fork with the most complicated internals and heaviest reliance on seals is the correct choice.

:-)

matthttp://mattmagic.com

12:22 05 Nov

I was thinking the same thing as I rattled around today's ride.

I should probably just give up cycling.

Marchttp://marcdavison.blogspot.com

13:13 05 Nov

Like you could!

anyway you shouldnt give up as then who would we have as our cycling hero?

matthttp://mattmagic.com

13:18 05 Nov

Simon or Twinkly Dave.

Marchttp://marcdavison.blogspot.com

13:28 05 Nov

Hmm, Simon as hero, nope can's see it myself :)

matthttp://mattmagic.com

13:39 05 Nov

Not even if he wore a cape and mask?

Tomhttp://tom.levell.eu

16:03 05 Nov

I'm getting Captain Chaos with that image :0)

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