26th November 2014

I worked from home today ;-)

As I have been having some very late nights and early mornings, I decided to forgo my normal early morning ride…

I opted to go out at lunchtime for a much shorter ride, it was damn hard work!

The Garmin had the ride as…

23.46 mi Distance
15.0 mph Avg Speed
626 C Calories
1:33:50 Time
630 ft Elev Gain
43.6 °F Avg Temp

Route here…

25th November 2014

Got in from work, got changed and took Milo for a run in the rain!

I decided to try running the simple 1 mile laps around my house ;-)

I started the Garmin, it beeped and a message appeared on the screen, as I am now practically as blind as a bat with anything nearer than arms length, I couldn’t read the message, but could see the display change to the normal 00:00, so of I started. Unfortunately I think the message was complaining about no satellite signal, as I appear to have lost 1 minute 30 seconds of valuable data :-)

So the Garmin had the 4 mile run as…

3.91 mi Distance
9:33 min/mi Avg Pace
407 C Calories
37:20 Time
148 ft Elev Gain

So I lost 0.9 of a mile ;-( ohhh well it could have been worse ;-)

Route here…

24th November 2014

Night off, played computer games 😄

23rd November 2014

I decided to go out on the club leisure ride today, problem is it’s a bit short…so I decided to get up and go out early for a pre-cycle ride cycle ride ;-)

I set off at just gone 7am on the chain gang route, it was damn hard work and so sloooooow :-(

I cut a few corners of and ended up arriving at the leisure ride start with 34 miles on the clock and 10 minutes to spare ;-)

The club ride was interesting, it took me down some local roads I have never been down before! I would have though I knew them all by now!

After the tea stop I rode with the group for a short while, then took my own way home, Interestingly I passed them all heading the opposite way down the B4040, and I arrived back at the Rugby club at the same time as them ;-)

The Garmin had the ride as…

80.01 mi Distance
15.4 mph Avg Speed
2,857 C Calories
5:12:27 Time
2,454 ft Elev Gain
42.1 °F Avg Temp

Route here…

Dragging the Genesis Day One around and do a group ride with other people was damn hard work! my legs are aching a wee bit now!

I did take some video, I must do some editing ;-)

22nd November 2014

Got up early and headed out on the Chain Gang route at 6:30 am, was back home by 9:15 ;-)

40.87 mi Distance
16.9 mph Avg Speed
1,772 C Calories
2:25:07 Time
942 ft Elev Gain
51.2 °F Avg Temp

Route here…

When I got back home, I showered and changed then took the dog’s out for a nice walk ;-)

I had to do some work late afternoon, once that was done I finally got around to sorting out one of the troublesome security camera’s, I decided to connect it to wired Ethernet, the WIFI on the camera was proving to be to flaky.

21st November 2014

Worked from home today…I woke up early to go for a bike ride and felt absolutely exhausted, so rolled over and went back to sleep!

It was chucking it down with rain at lunchtime so I decided against going out!

This evening was doggy training classes so I just didn’t make it out on the bike today!

20th November 2014

I had to work in Milton Keynes today, as it was very last minute and I had things to do over lunch, I didn’t take a bike with me :-(

I did however leave at the earliest opportunity and managed to squeeze in a bike ride when I got back home ;-)

21.43 mi Distance
15.7 mph Avg Speed
664 C Calories
1:22:05 Time
423 ft Elev Gain
45.2 °F Avg Temp

Route here…

There was a VERY noticeable winter chill in the air today, it was the first time since last winter that I felt the need to keep my T-shirt on under my cycle top!

19th November 2014

Worked from home today…

I was up at 5:30am and out on the bike at 6, for a pre work 40…

It was damn hard work! I was going to edit some video for teh blog, but I am feeling pretty darn tired ;-(

The Garmin had the ride as…

40.34 mi Distance
15.5 mph Avg Speed
1,139 C Calories
2:36:05 Time
994 ft Elev Gain
42.1 °F Avg Temp

Route here…

I gotta go to Milton Keynes tomorrow, but a bike ride just isn’t practical, maybe I will make it back in time to go out pre evening meal.

I got around to looking at the Equilibrium disk rear brakes this evening, the pads were in place and everything looked fine, I am baffled to why the brakes went so wildly out of set-up just by removing and refitting the wheel!

18th November 2014

Got in from work, got changed and took Milo out for a swift run ;-)

Today I decided to run around the park, well actually around,around,around,around,around the park, each lap is .5 mile and it’s just over .5 mile to and from the park ;-)

The Garmin had the run as….

3.22 mi Distance
9:36 min/m Avg Pace
429 C Calories
30:55 Time
90 ft Elev Gain

Route here…

Whilst I was in the shower it dawned on me that I could just run a lap on the roads around the house, door to door is exactly 1 mile, its well-lit and well paved!

17th November 2014

Got in from work and re-aligned the back wheel on the Day One, this time I gorillad the wheel nuts ;-)

I then spent a quality evening playing computer games ;-)

Cycling Stats 15/11/14

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
9,787.60 Miles 2014

Rollers/Turbo 2014
83.7 miles 3 Hours 31 Minutes

Running 2014
262.7 miles 42 Hours 40 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: 0*

Genesis Croix De Fer
Cassette: 271.57
Chain: 271.57*

Genesis Day One

Giant SCR4
Chain/Cassette: 756.70

*Currently fitted chain