24th June 2016

Woke up and got up at the normal time for work. But I am on holybobs!

Loaded the bike into/onto the van and drove to Severn View services on the M48, unloaded everything and started cycling to St Davids, wifey drove back home (will meet me tomorrow in St Davids)

I followed my planned route and have stopped for the night (camping)…88 miles done 😄

77 left to go….

23rd June 2016

Worked in Warwick today, I took the folding bike with me and went for a lunchtime spin.

It was very hot and muggy, and for the first time in ages, I had a puncture 🙁 I was sweating more changing the tube than I was cycling!

Strava session here…

22nd June 2016

Worked from home today, I was uber busy again 🙁

I did manage to go out for a quick ride after work, well when I say quick -re read that as slow I took the loaded Croix de Fer for a test ride ahead of Fridays ride to St David’s.

I have added a bigger frame bag (one that will take the phone) and a stand….

I did have to heavily modify the bag attachments to stop it flopping from one side to the other, but in tonight’s test ride it appeared to be quite stable and functional 🙂

I fitted the stand as far back as it would go on the chain-stay, but was still a little worried that my heel would catch it, but thankfully it was all fine 🙂


I found that my tent fits quite nicely into my small yellow dry bag (much better than a bin liner that I used in May), and wifey bought me a new medium dry bag for my clothes 🙂


I managed to find some 1 Ltr water bottles on line as well 🙂


So that’s it, bike all loaded up, tested and ready to go 🙂

I popped in to see Paul mid leisurely ride, then raced home far quicker than one should go on a loaded bike!

Strava session here…

21st June 2016

Took the folding bike to Warwick today and went out for a spin at lunchtime 🙂

Strava session here…

I stumbled across https://www.relive.cc/ the other day and registered, true to the blurb an hour or so after today’s activity was uploaded to Strava I had an email with a link to the ride 🙂

Pretty good I recon 🙂

On another plus note I drove to and from work and the windows all worked ok 🙂 I did call up Renault and they said they could do nothing if the Window regulator was working, so it needs to fail and me be stuck with an insecure car before they can look at it!

20th June 2016

Worked from home today, I had a horrendously busy day…

It rained incredibly heavily all morning, by the time I could get out for a ride it was too late 🙁

Went out for nosh with wifey and daughter + boyfriend, the sun was out so drove to pub with roof down, sun was still out on return journey so roof went down again 🙂 unfortunately drivers window went down but did not go back up 🙁

Spent the rest of the evening dismantling the door! I reached the window regulator plug, unplugged it, plugged it back in, and window started working again, after a healthy spray of WD40 I reassembled the door, everything appears to be working again 🙂

19th June 2016

Woke up and had a swift ride around the Malverns

Route here…

After a spot of late lunch and dog walkies, wifey drove me home, I felt absolutely exhausted! would probably have felt more energetic if I had cycled home!

18th June 2016

Ropey interwebs so curt update…Todays ride was 102 miles, Chippenham to Malverns via Chepstow and Forest of Dean…lovely little lanes…Garmin was a complete pain in the arse!

17th June 2016

Very busy all day, no chance to get out….


June 16th “016

Worked in Milton Keynes today, weather forecast was pants and I was busy!

Got back home and thought I would have a rest off the bike today, looks like I may be cycling indoors again tomorrow as it more rain..rain and rain!

15th June 2016

Worked from home today, I had a busy morning (and afternoon), the weather forecast was grim, and the colour of the sky backed up the forecast!

After work I decided to get the rollers out and go for an easy spin…I forced myself to keep the power and heart rate down!


Strava session 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