23rd April 2017

Home alone again today…

As it was sunny and relatively warm out this morning, I thought I would set the rollers up outside…and enjoy a nice sunny ride (without going anywhere) πŸ™‚

I let Zwift choose the route, and it took me up every virtual climb on the map! It turned out to be a little slower than I intended and I did roast in the sun!

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
03:34:01 03:10:23 48.07 15.15 56.82 5,216.54
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

After a spot of lunch and doggie walkies I spent the afternoon cleaning and sorting out the very much neglected Giant..

I had to replace the rear gear cable (heavily corroded), and the bottom bracket will need replacing pretty darn soon, I removed all the ancilary kit (Not required on the rollers), Bike is now clean and shiny again πŸ™‚

22nd April 2017

Home alone again today….

I spent the morning cycling indoors (ended up having two sessions as the USB dropped all connections after just over an hour, it did it a second time as well)

Strava sessions here… and here…

I have run back through the Windows Device manager and ensured power management of USB is disabled….

After lunch I took teh doggies for walkies, then spent teh afternoon fettling the Touring bike…

The I gave the car a quick wash…..

All in all a very sunny and relaxing day πŸ™‚

21st April 2017

Worked from home today, as I am home alone (in charge of doggies), I took them for walkies at lunch time, then had another roller session after work…

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:03:59 01:00:10 20.91 20.85 30.65 334.65
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

As I am in charge of myself all weekend, I expect it will be more roller sessions over the weekend! (I wont leave the doggies by themselves for longer than an hour)

20th April 2017

Worked from home today, the very spring like weather has come to a sudden stop πŸ™

I took teh doggies out for walkies at lunchtime, and opted for a roller session this evening!

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:02:40 01:00:08 23.44 23.39 33.78 426.51
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

I have finally re-asembled my computer after the processor water cooler leak destroyed the graphics card! now rebuilt with a NVIDIA GTX 1070 Hybrid πŸ˜‰

19th April 2017

Worked at home again today…

I managed to get out for a lunchtime ride in the sun πŸ™‚

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:03:04 01:02:21 21.43 20.62 31.99 370.73
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

I also got around to cleaning the bike, I noted the back tyre appeared a little low pressure…When I pumped it up it was down to 40 psi, when it hit about 80 all the sealant vomited out of a puncture hole πŸ™

I tried a dynaplug repair and that also failed!

I decided I had no choice but to replace the tyre, then I couldn’t get a new tyre to seal on the rim, I ended up replacing the rim tape, valve and the tyre….finally it all inflated and sealed..

Now I am torn between the tubeless tyres being good and bad, good – obviously I had a major puncture and didn’t even know about it, bad – not sure I would even have had the puncture with my normal Gatorskin Hardshells, and even it I had, it would have been a 5 minute tube replace, it took me most of the evening to replace the tubeless tyre!

Perhaps a change of tyre brand may help? the Schwalbe Pro One’s do appear to be out and out racing tyres, perhaps try some Hutchinson Fusion 5’s?

 

18th April 2017

Worked from home today…

I managed to get out for a quick lunchtime ride in the sun πŸ™‚

I started off into a ferocious head wind and ended up with a nice tailwind πŸ™‚

I am still managing to churn out the 20mph + rides, its quite pleasing πŸ™‚

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:05:37 01:04:13 21.40 20.00 31.54 396.98
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

17th April 2017

The plan was to get up early and go for a ride around the mountains, then have some cooked brunch, then pack up and drive home…

The plan was watered down a little by the sound of some very wet rain falling…So I skipped the bike ride and went straight to brunch πŸ™‚

After a VERY long drive home, we unpacked and I went for a flatter local bike ride πŸ™‚

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:03:23 01:02:21 21.46 20.65 32.88 377.30
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

16th April 2017

Up reasonably early and out forΒ  a swift 40 miles around the mountains, I was a bit dissapointed yesterday to completely balls up my route, so today I thought I would head out and over Penmachno πŸ™‚

It goes up, and just when you think your at the top

It goes up a bit more!

But the view back down the mountain to the valley makes all the effort worthwhile πŸ™‚

It was a tough old head wind all the way up, and across the top it was a nightmare, I started to get damn cold on the descent, my fingers went numb and I was shivering…I had to put some effort in on the return let to Beddgelert to warm back up again!

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
03:05:25 03:02:51 44.98 14.76 37.13 3,330.05
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

After a quick shower/warmup, I went for walkies with wifey and doggies πŸ™‚

15th April 2017

Today’s plan was a nice big loop around Snowdonia, taking in some of my favourite climbs, unfortunately I fecked up my route πŸ™

I ended up at the top of Aber Falls, where my route turned into a mountain path πŸ™ I decided to turn back and find an alternative route, but wherever I turned ended up being a dead end, when I ended up at the A55 with no safe route to cross, I opted to let the Garmin route me back to Beddlegert.

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
07:02:29 06:00:04 87.79 14.63 38.47 6,151.57
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

When I got back to Wifey, I was a wee bit earlier than she or I intended, so I took the FatBike for another spin around the forest πŸ™‚

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:36:27 01:27:37 11.16 7.64 21.70 1,364.83
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

14th April 2017

Moist day in Snowdonia…

I opted for a morning FatBike Ride around Beddgelert Forest, followed by a family day in Porthmadog.

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:59:42 01:42:49 11.76 6.86 20.13 1,469.82
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

Although only a 12 mile bike ride, it did take a bit longer than I intended!

The weather forecast for tomorrow is still holding up for a longer ride around the mountains πŸ™‚

Cycling Stats 20/04/17

Road (+ Roller) miles...
4,198.78 Miles in 2008
9,504.17 Miles in 2009
10,808.93 (763.77) Miles in 2010
11,790.49 (287) Miles in 2011
10,906.37 (682.2) Miles in 2012
9,242.14 (842.63) Miles 2013
10,833.49 (83.7) Miles Cycling 2014
9,957 Miles Cycling 2015
10,180.9 Miles Cycling 2016

3,550.7 Miles Cycling 2017

Equilibrium Disk
Chain 1: 930.2
Chain 2: 0 #
Chain 3: 0

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