8th February 2016

Worked from home today, it was VERY bad weather, gale force winds ALL day :-(

I stopped for a roller session at 5pm, far safer to be inside than out!

TrainerRoad session here…


7th February 2016

Weather forecast today was for it to be grim again :-(

I decided to start off with another indoor session, this time a more gentle spin, so I set TrainerRoad up with a 1 hour 30 program, loaded up ‘A Fist Full off Dollars’ and had a nice easy session on the rollers :-)

TrainerRoad session here…

Free Ride 90

After a quick shower/change I took the doggies out for walkies :-)

I tinkered and faffed for a few hours then decided I would go for a quick run with Milo, the new Garmin Forerunner 610 found the satellites instantly (No more standing around waiting)

The Garmin had the run as…

Distance 3.0 Miles
Moving Time 30.42 Minutes
Pace 9:58 /mi

Route here…

6th February 2016

Woke up to the sound of HEAVY rain and howling wind, opted to have a roller session :-)

TrainerRoad session here…


After a quick shower/change, I took the doggies out for walkies, then spent the rest of the day tidying the house :-)

5th February 2016

Worked from home today…I just couldn’t be arsed to go out on the bike, or for a run…so I didn’t!

To be quite honest my legs were still aching from yesterdays wee run…I must get back in to it!

On a plus note the Garmin 610 arrived today :-)

4th February 2016

Got in from work and decided to go for a run…the first one of 2016!

The Garmin Forerunner 110 took an age to get a Satellite lock :-( Milo was the slowest pooch on the planet (I had to keep on egging him on)

I think I need to do more running! he has lost the edge!

The Garmin had the run as…

Distance: 3.01 mi
Time: 31:05
Avg Pace: 10:19 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 110 ft
Calories: 478 C

Route here…

I had a quick look at Garmin watches on Amazon, and found a deal to good to miss (A Garmin Forerunner 610 with 50% off) ….hopefully it will encourage the running a bit more…

3rd February 2016

Worked from home today, I was busy yet again :-(

I did manage to break away for a quick ride at lunchtime, it was chilly but sunny :-)

Distance: 21.05 mi
Time: 1:19:15
Avg Speed: 15.9 mph
Elevation Gain: 404 ft
Calories: 699 C
Avg Temperature: 45.0 °F

Route here…

2nd February 2016

Worked in Warwick today….felt quite tired by the time I got home so didn’t do anything!

1st February 2016

Worked from home today :-) was busy again :-(

I did break away from work at 5pm and had a quick session on the rollers, my calf started twinging after 30 minutes so I stopped….

TrainerRoad session here…

Recess 60


31st January 2016

Today was the annual pilgrimage to the Windrush Winter Warmup 100km Audax, as per usual I decided to cycle to the start and back, turning into a nice round 108 miles :-)

I set of from home at 7am, and made reasonable time to Ashton Keynes, Simon arrived shortly after me looking unreasonably fresh… at about 8:50 we wombled outside ready for the 9am start, II paused to say hello to Rafe…I started to get cold :-(

So we agreed to set off slowly….(I don’t do slowly on the first leg of the Windrush Audax..its nice and flat), so after caning it for 20 miles we arrived far to early at the first stop (I owned up to Peter, the organiser that we set of early…).

Unusually for me I didn’t slow down much on the second leg (Stanton Harcourt to Sherbourne) along the Windrush Valley, this I feel may have been a little problem for Simon..

Simon started slowing down! I actually beat him up hills! I offered words of encouragement to him :-)

I slowed down to allow him to draft me easily (Instead of the normal unhelpful pseudo race that we normally do).

Simon said he had no energy… me “Have you eaten?”, Simon “no”, me “Well what the f*** do you expect?”

Simon said he felt dehydrated… me “Have you drank anything?”, Simon “no”, me “Well what the f*** do you expect? drink something now!”, Simon “No we are only 8 miles from the end, I will drink something there”, me “Expletives…..”

We eventually made it back to Ashton Keynes, after a little nosh and coffee I set of towards home (Pausing to have another chat with Rafe on the way), the wind had started to pick up to almost gale force :-( I decided to have an impromptu stop at the Foxham Inn for a glass of Apple Energy drink :-) The I fought the wind for the rest of the journey home…

The Garmin had the ride as…

Distance: 107.98 mi
Time: 7:14:23
Avg Speed: 14.9 mph
Elevation Gain: 2,480 ft
Calories: 3,865 C
Avg Temperature: 44.8 °F

Route here…

It was nice to feel so strong on the ride :-) the headwind home was a real killer, and the strength sapped…

30th January 2016

Got up and out on the chain gang route…

I made the mistake of not wearing gloves…it was damn chilly!

Distance: 40.52 mi
Time: 2:34:02
Avg Speed: 15.8 mph
Elevation Gain: 1,093 ft
Calories: 1,301 C
Avg Temperature: 38.1 °F

Route here…

Cycling Stats 17/08/15

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
293.12 Miles Running 2014

6,608.71 Miles 2015

Rollers/Turbo 2015
156.72 miles

Running 2015
42.54 miles 7 Hours 0 Minutes

Miles on
Surly Pacer
Cassette: 1,144.70
Chain 1: 1,144.70
Chain 2: 0
Chain 3: 0
Chain set: 9,001.09

Genesis Equilibrium
Chain 1: 120.9
Chain 2: 0

Genesis Croix De Fer
Cassette: 610.27
Chain: 610.27*

Genesis Day One

Giant SCR4
Chain/Cassette: 2,944.80

Montague Urban (Folder)

*Currently fitted chain