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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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Current Gems

  • 2004 Pink Surly 1x1
  • 2000 Kona Kaboom
  • 2006 Santa Cruz Chameleon





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30 Nov 2008 at 12:02

Wow did the mercury drop last night. When I set off at 7:50 it was 4.5 below with ice everywhere, not enough to slow cars down, though, apparently they hover above the ground and have no need to have reliable contact with the earth... clearly I missed when these new types of vehicles arrived.

Luckly the cold was dry, it was better than yesterday so speeds were up, routes were almost completely rideable and it was a much more pleasant experience than yesterday, moreso when the temps creeped towards zero. My hands and feet weren't cold at all, pointing toward a perfect clothing system, (for information it was : thermal t-shirt, dry fit long sleeved top with arm warmers over the top, another dry fit top with a thermal LS jersey as the outer layer,shorts were thermal 3/4s under Fox 3/4 DH shorts, Sealzkinz Merino socks in NW Celcius boots (which are good in the dry, but terrible in the wet).

30 miles on the nose, hopefully the temps will go up again, not least because when it's that cold my crappy double glazing condenses like crazy.


6000 / 7000 miles

08 Aug 2008 at 13:57

Double mileage celebrationette today: Firstly 6,000 miles (6022.70) this year*, and secondly the Surly passed 7,000 miles (7034.28), which puts it back into second position for the most ridden of my bikes - ever... and it's possible it could be #1 in the next month or so. (that comment has pretty much guaranteed that it will snap in two tomorrow) (and that comment about that comment has probably put the frame-cracking-pixies on call)

* of course, this time last year I was already to 8,000 or so


Ride Summary

29 Jul 2007 at 13:21

Rode bike, saw Jon, was windy, front brake failed, rear brake pumped up, fed ducks, saw Wayne, rode home. 31.2miles.

Can't wait for Shimano XT ServoWave brakes to be available to cure my braking woes.


PotD : 27th June 2007

28 Jul 2007 at 19:02
Pink Surly 1x1 Rivington


Red Rim, Pink Bike - Yuck however it's so muddy all the time you can't really tell it's red!


Probably Time for a New Saddle

27 Jul 2007 at 19:28
WTB Rocket V Stealth

10,000+ miles, 5+ years, probably time for a new saddle?


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