5th March 2015

Worked from home today ;-)

I managed to get out for a quick lunchtime ride, it was fairly windy on the return leg, but I did my best to ignore it!

The Garmin had the ride as…

21.08 mi Distance
17.7 mph Avg Speed
852 C Calories
1:11:26 Time
423 ft Elev Gain
49.7 °F Avg Temp

Route here…

Not bad for the Day One Alfine on a windy day :-)

When I finished work I took Milo for a quick run…

3.10 mi Distance
9:42 min/mi Avg Pace
296 C Calories
30:02 Time
102 ft Elev Gain

Route here…


4th March 2015

Worked from home today, I managed to break away for a quick lunchtime ride in the sun ;-)

21.04 mi Distance
16.2 mph Avg Speed
536 C Calories
1:18:09 Time
358 ft Elev Gain
50.4 °F Avg Temp

Route here…

3rd March 2015

Got in from work, got changed and took Milo for a quick run.

3.10 mi Distance
9:40 min/mi Avg Pace
493 C Calories
29:53 Time
132 ft Elev Gain

Route here…

2nd March 2015

Night off, played computer games :-)

1st March 2015

I arranged to go out on my modified White Horse challenge ride route, I met up with Paul and Simon at the Chippenham Cemetery gates at 8:05 am, Simon was on time, Paul was late!

We set off to Calne, the A4 was rather busy so we decided to change routes, instead of heading up Cherhill, we turned right and set off up Clyffe Pypard via Compton Bassett, as Paul is still suffering from a prolapsed disk we turned the climb into an inverse race. The slowest up the hill wins, we forgot to tell Paul :-) so as he was busting a gut to get up the hill, Simon and I were trying to go as slowly as possible, but egging Paul on to get up first :-)

I won, Simon came second and Paul lost :-) we carried on to Hackpen where we repeated the race, unfortunately I didn’t win, Simon managed miraculously to end up last (Completely against the grain for him).

We followed the planned route to Marlborough, Ramsbury and Lambourne, where we turned into a killer headwind ;-(

The climb up Uffington was a real tough one, not only is it an unreasonable gradient we had a stonking headwind to battle as well…

We stopped for a spot of tea at Ashbury and decided to change route, none of us fancied a long drawn out ride into a headwind and there was a torrential rain storm forecast, we decided to head straight back home via Wroughton, Broad Hinton and Tockenham.

Paul decided that he must do 150K even though the skies were darkening, I decided that a drenching was not desirable…so I headed on home, Simon and Paul continued in the opposite direction, just as I was nearing home the heavens opened…

The Garmin had the ride as…

84.64 mi Distance
13.5 mph Avg Speed
2,655 C Calories
6:15:15 Time
5,023 ft Elev Gain
46.7 °F Avg Temp

Route here…

Now I am enjoying an evening watching Automan episodes.

28th February 2015

I decided it would be a good idea to visit my son in Worcester today, and there was no better method of transport than bicycle ;-)

I set off from home at 8am, I opted to use the Day One Alfine, As I started pedaling the chain started grumbling, the chain was completely worn out :-(

I decided to return home and take the Equilibrium disk instead.

I was making very good time with a very helpful tailwind, when I got overtaken by a guy on a mountain bike!

I was doing about 21mph at the time!

I arrived at my destination at 13:30 as I intended..

The Garmin had the ride as…

76.84 mi Distance
16.1 mph Avg Speed
2,421 C Calories
4:47:12 Time
2,631 ft Elev Gain
48.1 °F Avg Temp

Route here…

27th February 2015

Worked from home today, the sun was shining and it was lovely and warm in my office ;-)

I went out for a lunchtime cycle, I thought I would brave wearing shorts for the first time this year…


The Garmin had the ride as…

27.85 mi Distance
15.4 mph Avg Speed
613 C Calories
1:48:24 Time
869 ft Elev Gain
46.6 °F Avg Temp

Route here…

Once I finished work I set about giving the Day One Alfine a jolly good clean, now all my bikes are spotless again ;-)

I suppose I should get around to updating the stats on the blog….perhaps tomorrow…

26th February 2015

Got in from work feeling very tired ;-( I did intend to go out, but Milo showed zero interest! he was resting in his crate and was not willing to move!

So I ended up not going out!

Hopefully I will feel a little more energetic tomorrow!

25th February 2015

Worked from home today, I started early and finished late, this all meant that I could enjoy a nice sunny lunchtime ride ;-)

The Garmin had the ride as…

40.21 mi Distance
16.4 mph Avg Speed
1,382 C Calories
2:26:45 Time
925 ft Elev Gain
50.6 °F Avg Temp

Route here…

I think I have reached that age..I went to a classical concert tonight, I really enjoyed it but we had to leave and come home at the interval as I couldn’t keep my eyes open…I was exhausted!

24th February 2015

Left work late, arrived home late ;-(

I got changed and took Milo for a run, I opted to try and stay of the Calne cycle path as it would most probably be waterlogged!

The Garmin had the run as…

4.13 mi Distance
10:16 min/mi Avg Pace
494 C Calories
42:24 Time
172 ft Elev Gain

Route here…

Cycling Stats 01/03/15

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

1,223.58 Miles 2015

Rollers/Turbo 2015
156.72 miles

Running 2015
10.31 miles 1 Hours 44 Minutes

Miles on
Surly Pacer
Cassette: 2,801.19
Chain 1: 1,044.87
Chain 2: 995.40
Chain 3: 826.70 *
Chain set: 7,799.19

Genesis Equilibrium
Chain 1: 1,121.20
Chain 2: 1,223.58*

Genesis Croix De Fer
Cassette: 271.57
Chain: 271.57*

Genesis Day One

Giant SCR4
Chain/Cassette: 756.70

*Currently fitted chain