Over the year, I cycled over 5000 miles, (only those recorded on my Garmin) and spent some 335 hours on the bike (well actually across the three bikes, the Roubaix, the Shorter and the Giant winter bike). It is interesting looking at the numbers, given that I broke my hand in January, so was off… Continue reading Review of 2011Cycling
Club run to Dunstable Downs Frosty morning, would not have gone out had I not been leading. I was also advised strongly by the management that I should not go out. There was a “select” group turned up this morning (the foolish). However main roads were okay so we took a main-ish road route round to… Continue reading Teaching old dogs new tricks: Club run to Dunstable Downs
Lucy’s home, Christmas can now begin. It’s official.
This morning I decided it was definitely time for a turbo as we were not able to ride into work. I had done 30km when the turbo started slipping, not good. I had to I’ve it up. As I was working from home I was able to ring the distributor (for the cyclops Fluid2) who… Continue reading Turbo can’t keep up…
Club run to High Cross Winter bike is growing on me. A nice ride, not too much extra effort required now it has been adjusted, and we did have rain, so the mudguards were required…
Club Run (almost) to Vanstone Park Some small adjustments today to the Winter Bike, brakes and mudguards rubbing considerably less, hoped for an easier ride than the commute of Friday. The club run today was meant to be out to do the freewheel competition on Wheathampstead Hill, which did not appeal to a group of… Continue reading Club Run (almost) to Vanstone Park
The weather was suitable, the diaries worked, so yesterday was a cycling commute day. I chose the winter bike again, against my wishes, off we went, it was a cold start, but luckily no frost. (av temp 1.2 degrees according to Garmin – not sure I agree with that). It was hard work on the… Continue reading Commute is good training, but can be hard work on the winter bike
Turbo by 01badger at Garmin Connect – Details If I am not allowed to ride in (weather forecast not good morning and evening) and I am getting woken up by the traveller departing at 5am, then I might as well good use of the time.
Winter Bike outing I don’t like mudguards, they are ALWAYS a pain. Anyway, I finally succumbed and got the winter bike down, and took it out for a spin. Naturally had a problem with the mudguards while out – the front one broke and jammed. Funny what happens when the front wheel stops dead…. Anyway,… Continue reading Winter bike outing
Club Run to Barton-Le-Clay – Details. Went out on the club run with the Fast Mods. Luckily, the leader planned a good route, changed frequently and ran a well disciplined ride. As we approached Barton, he even threw in a quick climb of the Sharpenhoe Clappers for good measure. (the good thing was that… Continue reading Club Run to Barton-Le_clay