24th May 2016

Runny nose and sore throat, now proper snot and rasping cough, stayed off bike again! but I have loaded up the bike ready for my little trip to France ๐Ÿ™‚

23rd May 2016

No cycling today, I feel like poo ๐Ÿ™

22nd May 2016

Not sure if getting up at 5 am, cycling across London to Hyde Park, then on to home was a good idea, when I have a crappy cold ๐Ÿ˜ข
But I did agree with a friend that I would do a route check for ‘The Wrong Way Round’ bike ride, I also didn’t particularly find the length of the A4 very enjoyable ๐Ÿ˜ข
But at least I had some family time yesterday.
So today was 102 main road miles …
I will link the route tomorrow…

21st May 2016

No cycling today, still got a cold ๐Ÿ˜ข

Spent the day in London, plan is to cycle back home tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜„

20th May 2016

Worked from home today, no cycling again, still got a cold ๐Ÿ™

19th May 2016

Sore throat, runny nose…no cycling ๐Ÿ˜ข

18th May 2016

Worked from home today, felt really worn out and now have that “I have a cold” feeling ๐Ÿ™

I was thinking about doing some indoor cycling, but in the end just didn’t bother! I think I could do with the rest!

17th May 2016

Took the folding bike to Warwick and went for a lunchtime spin, it did feel like damn hard work!

Strava session here…

16th May 2016

I worked from home today, I decided to go for an early lunch bike ride as it was sunny and the forecast was for an overcast afternoon, the weather forecast was wrong!

After work I gave the Genesis Croix de Fer a quick check over and too it for a spin to ensure everything was in working order ๐Ÿ™‚

So today was a two bike ride day ๐Ÿ™‚

Lunch Ride here…

Evening Ride here…

15th May 2016

Met up with Russ for a little cycle ride today ๐Ÿ™‚ His route was only 80 miles so I thought it would be nice to cycle over to meet him (Cycling back would have made it to long a day, so wifey picked me up)

We arranged to meet in Bourton on the Water between 8:30 and 9 am, I thought I could get away with cycling a majority of the journey down the Fosse Way as it was early on a Sunday morning, I worked quite well, although there were one or two very speedy cars, there was plenty of overtake space ๐Ÿ™‚ the only down side was the rather irritating head breeze (Can hardly call it a wind, but it was a pain). I ended up arriving in Bourton (40 miles done) a little later than I intended (8:50 ish)

I met up with Russ and we set off on his route, we stopped at Broadway Tower (Yes only 10 miles into the ride, but I was thirsty and Hungry!) for a spot of Coffee and a Bacon Sandwich – Russ just had a tea with no food. Feeling refueled we set offย  along Buckle Street to Bidford on Avon, then swung South Westerly to Tewkesbury, where we stopped for a spot of lunch ๐Ÿ™‚


After Lunch we set off back to Bourton on the Water, the Climb out of Winchcombe with 107 mile legs was a wee bit slow, but there was no way I was going to put any undue effort in ๐Ÿ™‚ (sort of the theme for the day for me, I can’t say I really but any effort in anywhere)

We descended back into Bourton on the Water, I met up with Wifey and had a tea cake and coffee, Russ needed to get back home so headed straight off.

Todays Route here…

Felt quite good after 120 miles, I could have continued home, but it would have been a very long day, it was much nicer to drive home with wifey and the dogs with the roof down on the car ๐Ÿ™‚

The only down side was the vacuuming dog hair ot of the car when we got back home!

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