Archive for August, 2012

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Isn’t it the way.

August 30, 2012

Well going home tonight I thought I would take it easy and keep the pace at a regular speed. I also adjusted my saddle raising it up slightly. This makes dropping down to the drop bars slightly harder but it feels more comfortable.

So 7 Personal records, one second place and one third and the fastest I’ve ever got home from work and I’m pretty chuffed with myself.

Today I also passed another mile record, as of today in the month of Aug 2012 with one day to go I have acheived 519 Miles in one month.  by the end of the month (Tomorrow) I hopefully should hit 560 Miles.
One the downside my front wheel has started making a ominous creacking noise when i’m standing on the pedals (I better start stocking up on spokes)

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Traditional English Weather !!

August 30, 2012

So yesterday morning I cycled to work 16-17 degrees and quite nice.
Yesterday Evening at 5:20 12 Degrees and the road was wet. by the time I got home I was very cold and wet.
Today, Put on cold weather gear, was much warmer.

Then 1.2 Miles down the road Puncture, no problem repaired it and when on.

6 Miles Later hmmm rear Tyre feeling squashy, yep this time a slow puncture put a bit of air in and limped into walton-on-thames, Bought a new inner tube and started making tracks for work, oh bugger raining on goes the rain coat. made it about 40 mins late but oh well.

I probably need a puncture proof Tyre continental gatorskins apparently are not puncture proof, despite the advertising blurb

 

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Scary Incident with a Bus Driver

August 28, 2012

So cycling home though teddington, it was windy I was tired so I was not cycling fast. However pulling away from the lights a bus overtook me and then pulled in becuase of traffic the otherside of the road. A fairly nerve racking experiance, to suddenly find yourself in a shrinking space.

 

 

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Excess Milage and smashed phone

August 28, 2012

So today I have had a surprise of an extra 28 Miles, which was nice unfortunately this resulted in a smashed screen on my phone, long story but the phone escaped from my saddle pack. 😦

So back to my desire for a while !

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Owwwwwwww

August 26, 2012

Well I got a chance to go put for a fairly long ride well newlands corner white down and then box hill along with all the ups and downs and 50 miles later and I ache I’ve done 50 before but never with so many hills and severe hills at that white down was 18% for allot of the climb. The new rear wheel performed admirably is so much stronger my old r500 flexed when I put the power down and it was noticeable as a spongy response from the pedal that’s now gone although I blew out the rear inner tube getting up white down.

As for my weight well I braved the scales after being on holiday for a week this was before the ride so I know it was not water loss well to my surprise and amusement I’ve lost 4lbs.

Note to self must go on holiday more …

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Replaced parts

August 25, 2012

Well I’ve made time today and replaced my rear wheel I’ve put on a hope hoop hope pro 3 hub with a mavic rim double butted spokes. So here she is my pinnacle two with the hope hub and mavic rim.

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The bike

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A close up of my shiney new mech and wheel !!!

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She’s back

August 25, 2012

I’ve got her back finally evans decided to contact me and let me know that the distributor was not covering the mech under warrantie but evans was replacing it as an act of good faith. I really didn’t care I got my bike back and rode her home

It was glorious the ease and sheer smoothness of movement was a delight it was only 6 miles to home but they were really enjoyable.

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