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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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HEY! I only got 50% Wet!

25 Jul 2007 at 14:30

It's a sad state of affairs when you class a dry ride as one where only your feet are wet, a reasonably dry ride is one where you feet and bum are wet and you don't need a coat, a full wet ride nowadays is classified as such if I need a coat and I leave soggy footprints in my kitchen after the ride.

Today was reasonably dry, but very windy (again - worse then yesterday), 27.7miles, despite feeling like I'd been pedalling for ages.

I missed out one hill today to save my knee, it helped, knee didn't REALLY REALLY hurt only REALLY hurt.


Oops I did it again

24 Jul 2007 at 14:56

The ratchet ring on the wheel that replaced the wheel with the broken ratchet ring is on it's way to breaking soon too.

I decided that someone needs to make "GOLIATH" products for those of us that actually ride bikes and don't just look at them.

31 miles : very very very windy, which means tomorrow will be very very very very windy or very very wet... or both, go on, that's not happened for at least a week.



Paying the Price for Living Life at the Limit

23 Jul 2007 at 13:49

I hate Monday rides thye ALWAYS hurt, but two weeks of 300+ miles really made todays ride a slog of the highest order. The ripped up trails, wind and knackered bike didn't help much either. 25.6miles... is it mid-August yet?




21 Jul 2007 at 17:58

A high splatter day meant another set of pads magically disappeared. (bedded in somemake Organics - which are all I had) - they did last almost to the end of the ride, but I needed to scare lots of people into moving out of the way towards the end as braking was no longer an option for me. Oh and when did we start riding on the right of trails? KEEP LEFT?

Not a very good ride, my right knee blew up in the first 12 miles after battling the MF wind again, it rained heavily 3 times, the trails are very very bumpy now, I was really slow. blah blah blah 40.2miles.


Bikes are Shit.

20 Jul 2007 at 16:30
717s hate Nokians

I can't go a ride without something failing, I almost did today... I was SO close, apart from another pinchflat (coming off the pike - resulting me in launching the bike down the path in anger). 2 miles from home the front tyre is torn open 5 inches by the 717 rim. That's 4 tyres 717 rims have destroyed in the last 18months. All with thousands of miles left on them.

717s hate Nokians

Crap rims, poor design, being replaced when I can find something better (which shouldn't be difficult*)

Ride Rating 2/10

Oh and it rained.. Oh and it was stupidly f-ing windy again (close to 50-60mph)

*I might have a spare D321 somewhere... although these eat tyres too- so maybe it's the tyre.


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