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  • i rode my bouncy multi geared mountainbike on dry dusty trails, back in time to watch chelsea win the cup

  • Yesterday - reacquainted myself with me fixed bike after few weeks of riding road bike - was nice, went to beach, lay on beach with tunes on headphones, watched people wandering about, had food/coffee, rode home......got home and discovered pinch flat which I beat, always good! Ha! And first time using Grobags Ninja...s'like the Tardis man, can get so much stuff in there! Marvellous!

  • Nothing yesterday.

    Today, out to Hillingdon to watch the Hillingdon Grand Prix, slightly longer ride home and clocked up 40. Got absolutely soaked on the way back and still not warmed up which is grim!

  • What's that thingy on your stem Andy?

    Topeak Bar xtender. For lights etc.
    http://www.topeak.com/products/Xtras/Bar­Xtender

  • @ andy.w you'd never win a TT- it's 37.75 miles,you must be making a slight detour somewhere

    It was nice, so I took in a detour to the Point of Arye, and back down round the new prison. I waved as I went by, shouting Freeeeeeeeeeeeedddoooooooooooooommmmmmmm­mmmmm.

  • There is only one place you go when riding and that is to the PAIN CAVE!!!!

    you mean you didnt go out today?

    Just finished 107 miles / 7000 ft of climbing. Having difficulty walking, talking and not eating everything in sight.

    more blatant showing off like that please ;-)

    i rode my bouncy multi geared mountainbike on dry dusty trails, back in time to watch chelsea win the cup

    yeah, finally dont have to spend hours cleaning after every ride, sounds perfect.

  • ^ I went to my dad's for dinner ... that was my weekend riding ... no pain cave for me.

  • more blatant showing off like that please ;-)

    Can edit in the gps log, with elevation profile and woeful average speed if it'll complete it for you :P

  • Friday, whilst nursing a hamstring strain and DOMS from Thursday's short weights session, I jumped on my turbo for the total brainmelt of tabata, with efforts at 142rpm/700W, although this was over-optimistic, and I was doing 132rpm/600W for the final 4 efforts.

    Then I went out to do a solo reccy of the next/new TNRC route, which was 30 miles in an hour and half, in a 77" gear, so fairly grindy. It was gusty as hell, but the countryside looked quite pleasant in places, an aspect of the ride which may be lost on Tuesday night :/

    Today I did the Grupetto track session, but the weather curtailed activities prematurely, and then I got fucking drenched in a torrential freezing hail storm on the way home, and have just poured a lot of water out of my rims.

  • Sounds hardcore!

    I need more long weekend rides. New Forest a few weeks back whetted my appetite for sportives so will be signing up for a few more, also need to get out with the local road club next time I have a free weekend. Hopefully will have more to report in the future!

  • Friday at work was quite busy, probably 60 miles.
    Saturday I cycled the few miles to Bikeworks where I have been doing some cycle training on Saturdays recently. Only had one lesson. It was the guy's third lesson with me. Two weeks ago he had never ridden a bike (he is about 30). Last week he was able to roll down a slope and then start off on the flat and keep upright for a few seconds. This week by the end of the lesson he was riding for two or three minutes, had stopped swerving wildly and heading off on to the grass and straight in to trees and was grinning from ear to ear. Seeing his pleasure and having him ask advice on buying a bike was more fulfilling than anything I have ever done on my own bike. But then I am crap and slow.
    Cycled over to Greys Inn for a lesson with Trip who, like her boyfriend, is an assertive and aware cyclist. She mentioned that the Old St roundabout scared her so we headed off there; her pain cave. She was an enjoyable trainee to work with
    Cycled back to Greys Inn and then home. Had a nap.
    Anticipating a busy day tomorrow I have not touched the bike today. I have eaten a lot of cake and custard though.

  • You'd think it would be 'Grey's Inn Rd', being in the UK rather than the US, but alas it's 'Gray's Inn Rd'.

    You're not going to pass The Knowledge at this rate.

  • Oh, I nearly forgot (Dad FAIL), I took Tynan to Fortune Park on his soon to be outgrown balance bike, and he did some laps. He was faster on wheels than an attempt on foot, which is not a certainty for a 3-year-old - especially one who can run so fast.

    Go on, son!

  • yeah, finally dont have to spend hours cleaning after every ride, sounds perfect.

    yes. a wipe over with a rag to get rid of the dust.

  • You'd think it would be 'Grey's Inn Rd', being in the UK rather than the US, but alas it's 'Gray's Inn Rd'.

    Gary's Inn Rd, surely?

  • yeah, finally dont have to spend hours cleaning after every ride, sounds perfect.

    yes. a wipe over with a rag to get rid of the dust.

    Tell that to the peloton's favourite metrosexual:

  • yeah, finally dont have to spend hours cleaning after every ride, sounds perfect.

    You Clean your bikes too often, mine all work fine and they are covered in various filth, including most recently my own dried blood.

  • You Clean your bikes too often, mine all work fine and they are covered in various filth, including most recently my own dried blood.

    You keep them in the pain cave, don't you? ;P

  • You'd think it would be 'Grey's Inn Rd', being in the UK rather than the US, but alas it's 'Gray's Inn Rd'.

    You're not going to pass The Knowledge at this rate.

    I was using the traditional spelling
    "On the Agas map of c.1570 "Greys ynne la." is shown leading from Holborn Bars to Gray's Inn,"

  • You Clean your bikes too often, mine all work fine and they are covered in various filth, including most recently my own dried blood.

    no i don't. the reason my drivetrains/parts last so long is because i clean them.
    with the mtb's the trick is to not wash them but let the mud dry and brush it off then a wipe over with a rag.
    it's the pressure washing followed by gt85 that fucks bearings in bouncy bikes.

  • Continued my 2*West-Wing-a-Thon. Today, Josh published a note in support of Leo, and got a kiss from Leo's daughter.

    Heart rate about the same, but managed a higher gear.

  • no i don't. the reason my drivetrains/parts last so long is because i clean them.
    with the mtb's the trick is to not wash them but let the mud dry and brush it off then a wipe over with a rag.
    it's the pressure washing followed by gt85 that fucks bearings in bouncy bikes.

    I was kidding and the Joke was aimed at m.f. ... if you have seen some of my bikes you know that when I use the term "beater", I mean it literally.

  • You keep them in the pain cave, don't you? ;P

    The mountain bike in question has been crashed numerous times while drunk, bled upon (as a consequence of crashing whilst drunk), left out in the elements for months on end ... and it still keeps on going ... I think the guys at the mountain bike shop near I live call it the "Fastest Hawk Hill In Bournemouth".

  • The mountain bike in question has been crashed numerous times while drunk, bled upon (as a consequence of crashing whilst drunk), left out in the elements for months on end ... and it still keeps on going ... I think the guys at the mountain bike shop near I live call it the "Fastest Hawk Hill In Bournemouth".

    So that's a 'yes', then. ;)

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