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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:51 pm 
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todays update! :D

since the welsh trip i had 7 or so days before the HONC so i did a couple of easy rides, just to spin my legs ready for that ride. when i got to the HONC after a 2 hour drive i wasn't sure how i was gonna feel but once on the bike i was happy and rolled around the course in 3 hours for the 33miles which considering how slow the first 5 or so miles were because of the crowds i was quite happy with.

since then though i have been a bad boy, i was gonna ride the following day but that went out the window! :oops: then i was back into work, i had the intention of riding before my first nightshift aswel but lazyness got the better of me although i did spend some happy spanner time in the garage.

so today i exercised the demons!! i went out and did 28 miles off road and if i could work out how to get the google map thing from the phone to the computer that would be cool but i can't!! :roll: i still have tomorrow off so i will try and get out tomorrow on the road bike but then i'm back in work on tuesday :(

anyway, here's a HONC pic and a pick from todays ride :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 5:58 pm 
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i haven't updated this in a while so i thought i would as i have just finished a quite big ride for me, 43 miles! :D

my usual training ride starts from brockenhurst in the new forest and is about 23 miles long but back in the day i used to ride to brockenhurst (about 10 miles away from home) and do a loop towards lyndhurst then home, which was about 28 miles, so recently i have done that a couple of times to increase my ability to ride longer distances.

today though i left home and decided that if my legs felt good i'd try for a longer ride, so i headed for brockenhurst and then did the 23 mile loop which then comes back via brockenhurst then the 10 miles home. so todays milage ended up being 43 miles which i am really pleased with.

i did die a bit towards the end but i did enjoy the ride.

oh and it was a retro ride! the p7 came out to play! :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:25 pm 
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finished a nightshift at 6am this morning, spent the guts of the day in bed asleep, when i dragged my arse out of bed i mooched about for a bit, then had dinner, let it settle then decided it was time for a nightride :D

23miles starting about 9.15pm 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:21 am 
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another night another nightride :D

about 15miles though this time, hastily arranged and including 2 pubs!! :D


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thats quite dark for 9:15 ,or is it just the camera ?


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both pics were taken towards the end of both rides so more like 1030 to 11pm :wink:

both a good laugh though, just got up early coz i'm sort of dog sitting but now she's had a walk i think i'll mooch about in the garage for a while then go out on the bike again. :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:43 pm 
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haven't updated this for a while so today i did a 25 mile ride on the newly finished proflex, it was it's first proper ride, i got 5 miles in and the bolt that holds the seatstays to the shock worked loose!! quick tweak with the handy tool and all was ok though. also i had to remember that i had to climb sitting down, there's a bit too much bouncing to climb out of the saddle so it's better to sit down and just push harder.

previously on saturday i did the Erlestoke 6 hour enduro and achieved my target of 5 laps so i am pleased with that.

previously to that i did a couple of 25 mile rides so i have been getting out a reasonable amount.

anyway here's todays pic :D


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doing well, did a 22 mile evening ride with a buddy tonight, even had a beer stop at the end :D also did 25 miles yesterday, so that's 3 rides in 3 days aswel as that enduro and then there's the IOW ride on sunday! so really chuffed with how much i have done this last week or so :D

gonna have 2 non ride days now though, need to start sorting stuff for mayhem, i know it's 2 weeks off but they way it works out i have very little time between no and then to sort stuff! combination of work, a stag weekend and 2 days riding in wales and a few other things.

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you've got more stem spacers on that condor road bike than on all mine put together! :shock: :lol:


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thought i'd update this as i haven't done so in ages!

also i am trying to make myself ride more, failing a little bit but today i went out and did my 25 mile training ride and it was awesome out there. shorts, baselayer and riding top, lovely and warm for january, bring on the global warming!! :lol:

here's a pic, i was riding my proflex today, also i did this same ride on my buckshaver 2 days ago. :D


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