19th August 2014

Got in from work a touch late ;-( got changed and took Milo out for a quick run 😉

Distance: 3.62 mi
Time: 35:56
Avg Pace: 9:56 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 131 ft
Calories: 456 C

Route here…

I felt completely recovered from Sundays big ride today, I am still amazed at how quickly the body adapts and recovers, I think I would have been OK yesterday if I had eaten properly on Sunday’s ride, and more importantly if I hadn’t thrown up what little I did eat when I got back home Sunday!

I won’t attempt to rewrite what has already been written by far better wordy people than me about Tommy Godwin, have a read of Dave Barters article here…, and Raleigh’s article here…

Late last year I stumbled across a challenge published and sponsored by Raleigh, here… to celebrate Tommy’s achievement by completing just a single ride that matched Tommy’s daily average for over a year, a mere 205 miles!

I plotted a route that was reasonably well known to me and more importantly reasonably flat and hence quick! It was just unfortunate that the planned day of the ride was also a windy day! great for the first 100 miles unfortunately the second 100 was damn hard work!

What did I learn from this, well I can cycle over 200 miles and still enjoy cycling, I could set my sights higher and do 400K, 500K ,600K Audaxes, but I still think 12 hours in the saddle is enough for one day! so although I am more than capable of longer distances I wouldn’t enjoy it! could I do 205 miles every day for a year…definitely NOT, Tommy Godwin was a legend and deserves to be remembered.

His record of 75,065 miles in 365 days is phenomenal,  having ridden just one of his days millage is a target so high that its almost unfathomable, it pales my 53,000 miles in 7  years into insignificance! and I thought I cycled a lot!

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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

9,142 Miles Cycling 2017

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

Croix de Fer
Chain + Cassette: 227.9