Skip to Main Navigation

Skip to Content

Bicycle Obsession

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

This Week

Riding in 2006

Riding in 2005

Riding in 2004

My Bikes:

Current Gems

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

Singlespeeds

29er

Geared

Road

Ladies in Waiting


Magic Endorsed Products

Network

Mattmagic.com

Skip to Main Navigation

200 into 29

15 Feb 2008 at 17:30 Filed Under:

I've put 200 miles into the 29er now, and, I can't say I can find any differences from 26er, apart from they don't like riding into roaring wind over bumpy paths, but that's more likely to be the rigid forks.

My arms are still bloody sore every ride, too, something that's never happened using rigid forks before, but, then again, compared to this year's 200 miles rigid last years 4,000 were soft. I'm very much considering some suspension forks for the bike, as frankly, I'm coming very close to a big crash each time I go out as the front wheel pogos off the ground off the millions of exposed rocks.

Oh, the wind was back in full effect today, and in the worst possible direction for a good ride, amazingly I did a 13mph avg which is stupid fast, considering I have to back off about 20% on downhills at the moment.

30.4mls (13.0avg) | Dry, V Windy, 5°c, Cold, Sun

And if you don't know - I have a new site www.cyclove.co.uk bike news and stuff, go there and erm, read stuff... or check back as I've not got much on there yet!

The People Comment: (4 responses)

skip to input

Guy

22:13 15 Feb

The photo in the article is an Internet fake!

1) There's two shadows in the photo

2) We didn't have the technology to put people on bikes in 2008

3) There's no stars in the background

4) The dust in the photo would be too dusty for a human to survive.

This photo is just a mock up of a ride, done somewhere in the desert.

(sorry, like the improved geeky stats by the way)

matthttp://mattmagic.com

22:17 15 Feb

those have been there for over a year ;)

Guy

08:52 16 Feb

oh I thought you'd added a bike selector.

Bah

matthttp://mattmagic.com

11:54 16 Feb

Nope, dat be there for long time,

The other training listing is actually wrong as you can't choose to see cycling only on that, never got around to it.

You Speak Now:

Please fill all the required fields.

Name *:
Email *:
Email address used for verification of comment only - safe from spam.
Website:
Comment *:
Remember Me:

News Tags

ride your bike

Skip to Main Navigation