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25th September 2017

Worked from home today…

I managed to get out for a warm, damp, misserable gray bike ride…

I decided I would take the fixed gear out again, to try and get more comfortable with it before I use it to go to swimming lessons in the dark!

I gotta say it was hard work today!

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:35:31 01:33:54 22.91 14.64 22.59 396.98
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

24th September 2017

The ‘orrignal’ plan was to cycle the scenic route to The Severn Bridge, then scenic route to Tintern Old Station tea room, over the Hill to St Brivals, back down to Chespstow then a more direct route home…

Simon called and said he had man flu, and said he could do ‘the hills’ so suggested a flatter and shorter ride to teh Cotswold Water Park…SO plan was changed!

Simon met me at 8 and we headed of to Paul’s mansion, and then on to the Water Park, we stopped for a spot of second breakfast at teh Gateway Centre, Paul headed straight back home and Simon and I carried on to Kemble, Black Covert House, Avening, Easton Gray and Yatton Keynell…Where I managed to get the T totaller to buy me a pint of Cider πŸ™‚

As we were sat resting he said he was going to take the long way home, I did remind him that he changed plans as he was ill and couldnt cope with a long ride! I decided to lead him(at high pace), via Melksham, Roundway and Devizes πŸ™‚

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
07:01:05 05:44:12 93.59 16.31 42.95 3,572.83
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

When I got back home I had a quick coffee and cake then took teh Croix de Fer out for a quick spin to keep the E-Werk cache battery charged up..

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
00:35:26 00:35:26 8.54 14.46 26.84 242.78
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

23rd September 2017

Got up, made porridge for breakfast, then did the chain gang route of the fixed gear bike πŸ™‚

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
02:33:39 02:30:01 40.95 16.38 25.72 1,010.50
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

I spent teh afternoon tidying the garden, and putting the summer stuff away for the winter…

22nd September 2017

Worked from home today…

I managed to get out for an early lunch bike ride (I had work to do at lunch)

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:25:49 01:20:25 24.77 18.48 27.96 360.89
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

21st September 2017

Worked in Warwick today, it rained nearly all day!

I didnt bother taking a bike with me…

When I got back home it was sunny, so instead of having a roller session, I fitted the lights to the Day One Alfine and went out for a real ride πŸ™‚

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:52:36 01:20:57 23.34 17.30 27.74 288.71
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

20th September 2017

Worked from home today, I had another busy day, but did manage to get out for a lunchtime ride…

I took the Day One for a spin…

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:32:07 01:30:53 23.49 15.50 23.04 393.70
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

19th September 2017

Worked in Warwick today…

I took the folding bike out for a spin at lunchtime, it was so much easier with air in the tyres!

I actually got around to checking pressures before I loaded the bike into the car boot (they were both in the 30 psi region)

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
00:57:37 00:57:22 15.48 16.19 28.63 807.09
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

18th September 2017

Worked from home today, I did manage to get out for a lunchtime ride (between the madness that is work)

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:17:29 01:17:29 23.55 18.23 29.97 380.58
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

On my way home I did see this plonker…

Holding your phone in the left hand whilst driving is still illegal….At least I suppose he pays his road tax and doesnt jump red lights, so all is good…

17th September 2017

Got up unreasonably early (5:45 am) and cycled over to Devizes (In teh cold and dark) at 6:30am to meet up with Paul, Peter and Mike to do the Air Ambulance Big Wheel charity ride (Paul press ganged me into it).

Paul, Peter and Mike all drove to the start (passing me in the van at Rowde), I got to teh start ahead of them (with a 10 mile warmup advantage)

We set of at around 7:20, I was obviously dressed appropriately for the cold damp conditions, Paul wasnt!

I was tasked (by Paul) to set a reasonably sedate pace, so I did, my Heart rate for the first 40 miles hardly ventured over Zone 1 πŸ™‚

We stopped at the official rest point at Langford Parish Hall, for a spot of Coffee and Cake (I was most dissapointed there was NO Bacon Rolls), I stood outside and warmed up the sun (it was very pleasant whilst stationary, as soon as we moved the windchill was damned freezing)

At Wilton I spied a fantastic cafe (Coffee Darling), so we stopped for coffee/tea and Bacon Sandwiches (worth going to again, they had a lockable side gate for bike parking)

After Brunch we continued on route (following som more than questionable major roads through Salisbury)

We passed through my favourite place (name) on our way to Amesbury πŸ™‚

We stopped at Pewsey for a spot of luncheon (coffee with Cheese and Onion panini πŸ™‚

Then on to Devizes for the finish (and a Burger)

I think I may have eaten to much (I couldnt face a lot for evening meal!)

I left Paul, Mike and Robert and cycled on home (reversing my route to Devizes)

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
10:06:15 07:41:30 120.64 15.68 40.94 5,236.22
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

 

16th September 2017

Very busy day!

Woke up later than usual (Must have been tired!)

Did teh chain gang route on the Day One Alfine, after a quick shower/change, sorted the car door mirror out (wifey attempted to remove it), then washed the car…

Took doggies for walkies and had lunch out, bought some new bar tape for the Day One and the Equilibrium Disk, made bolognaise for tea, cut the grass, cut the hedge, fitted a new outside light, fitted the new bar tape to the Equilibrium Disk, made fresh pasta, cooked, washed up, now collapsed in a heap!

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
02:36:27 02:34:25 43.71 16.98 28.63 1,089.24
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.
Cycling Stats 22/09/17

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
9,957 Miles Cycling 2015
10,180.9 Miles Cycling 2016

9,142Β Miles Cycling 2017

Equilibrium Disk
Chain 1: 1929.2
Chain 2: 2122.7
Chain 3: 1120.3 #

Croix de Fer
Chain + Cassette: 227.9

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