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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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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!!

The People Comment: (13 responses)

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13:51 03 Nov

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


13:56 03 Nov

Yeah, had not chance to change.

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


14:01 03 Nov

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

Revs are nice, just get some.


14:41 03 Nov

I'm trying to decide which ones to get,


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.


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.


19:31 03 Nov

my thought exactly.


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.



12:22 05 Nov

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

I should probably just give up cycling.


13:13 05 Nov

Like you could!

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


13:18 05 Nov

Simon or Twinkly Dave.


13:28 05 Nov

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


13:39 05 Nov

Not even if he wore a cape and mask?


16:03 05 Nov

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

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