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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #200 on: April 21, 2008, 12:13:57 pm »
4 miles to work, and my legs still hurt. Badly.  :-[

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #201 on: April 21, 2008, 09:45:56 pm »
Yes, and I got up that bloomin' hill on 68" fixed for the first time ever. Hooooraaah! :)
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #202 on: April 21, 2008, 09:54:14 pm »
Nope.  Ting Tong needs fettling (thanks to the baggage handlers at Heathrow yesterday - the bastards) and I couldn't be arsed to lug Sheldon downstairs.

I shall lug Sheldon down tomorrow...
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #203 on: April 21, 2008, 09:59:53 pm »
Pottered over to Brixton against the wind to see my sister.  Fortunately, the wind hadn't changed when I returned, so I got a gentle push all the way home :thumbsup:
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #204 on: April 22, 2008, 10:31:22 am »
I took the sporty fixed out for a quick 35km. Mixed it up with the psycho 4x4s on the school run in East Dereham, and really bashed out the climb over Bradenham Hill  :thumbsup:.

Bloody lovely morning - and although I wore longs (temp was only 5c when I left) I probably didn't need them.

Fastest ride of the year so far - 25.5km/hr average; sure, I won't win any medals, but that's quick for me  ;).

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #205 on: April 22, 2008, 10:53:01 am »

Fastest ride of the year so far - 25.5km/hr average; sure, I won't win any medals, but that's quick for me  ;).

must be something in the air - I had a quick run last night too!

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #206 on: April 22, 2008, 11:51:20 am »
The adiposity and arthritis are demanding stern treatment. Mrs Wow and I were out on the tandem this morning before 8 a.m. We did a gentle 12 miles along oil seed rape free roads, visited the Co-op and took some shopping to Aunt Phyllis. We are hoping to have a small morning outing every day.

Let's see how long it lasts.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #207 on: April 22, 2008, 01:52:42 pm »
Yes, 4 horrible miles to work. My legs killed me again.  :-[

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #208 on: April 22, 2008, 03:15:25 pm »
My legs complained going over the mere incline of Vauxhall Bridge, how wimpy is that?! Methinks they haven't forgiven me.

Chipster

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #209 on: April 22, 2008, 03:44:37 pm »
I have for the first proper ride in 14 years......

Mix of forest paths a main roads...

9.3 Mile in 56 Minutes
9.8 Mph average.....

My legs hurt at points and my lungs burned.. (that will be the punishment for smoking for the last 16 years)...

Damn I love being back on a bike......  Think I need to dig my old timetrial bike out of the loft..... 

 :) :) :) :) :)

steveB

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #210 on: April 22, 2008, 03:57:10 pm »
Yep, a tad over 50 miles and 'cos of what phsycler said in another thread I didn't stop once. I was testing myself.  Averaged 13.6mph which is no great shakes around the Somerset levels, although there were a couple of nasty little hills and my bike weighs a ton.

By the end I started to feel tired, I think it was probably having one piece of toast for breakfat, my excess blubber reserves should keep me going for miles though.

I'm not as fit as I like to kid myself I am - but then at 60 I should be happy just to wake up I guess.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #211 on: April 22, 2008, 04:01:27 pm »
Started riding to work again daily just recently - 11 miles each way from Chelmsford to Braintree, using some scenic back roads (beats getting on a bus full of excitable school kids any day). Got a p*nct*re this morning, on the front; wearing Marathon Plus! It happened about a mile from work and I managed to limp in without having to effect a roadside repair. On inspection I dug out an arrowhead like flint about half a centimetre long - a real tyre slayer. Put a new tube in at lunchtime and pedalled to the Co-op for a sandwich - the sun was out and it was warm! Now I'm looking forward to the journey home...

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #212 on: April 22, 2008, 04:20:13 pm »
I have for the first proper ride in 14 years......

Mix of forest paths a main roads...

9.3 Mile in 56 Minutes
9.8 Mph average.....

My legs hurt at points and my lungs burned.. (that will be the punishment for smoking for the last 16 years)...

Damn I love being back on a bike......  Think I need to dig my old timetrial bike out of the loft..... 

 :) :) :) :) :)


Well done that's excellent news.

I haven't been out today.  Nursing injuries from yesterday's ride.  Tomorrow is a hectic day but am hoping to cycle back from school in Ipswich and then to return by bike, however there appears to be a bit of damage to the right hood, it is facing the wrong way, try as I might I can't straighten the thing up.  If I am going to ride at all I need to pop my Shimano sandals on as I am never using the Look Keos again, so much for nice fancy carbon pedals and Sidi shoes.

Chipster

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #213 on: April 22, 2008, 05:00:18 pm »


Well done that's excellent news.

I haven't been out today.  Nursing injuries from yesterday's ride.  Tomorrow is a hectic day but am hoping to cycle back from school in Ipswich and then to return by bike, however there appears to be a bit of damage to the right hood, it is facing the wrong way, try as I might I can't straighten the thing up.  If I am going to ride at all I need to pop my Shimano sandals on as I am never using the Look Keos again, so much for nice fancy carbon pedals and Sidi shoes.
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Cheers Annie,

What happend yesterday ??

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #214 on: April 22, 2008, 05:10:57 pm »
I went out for a12 miles ride in my shorts for the first time this year,
now where did I put the fake suntan cream ;D

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #215 on: April 22, 2008, 05:13:15 pm »


Well done that's excellent news.

I haven't been out today.  Nursing injuries from yesterday's ride.  Tomorrow is a hectic day but am hoping to cycle back from school in Ipswich and then to return by bike, however there appears to be a bit of damage to the right hood, it is facing the wrong way, try as I might I can't straighten the thing up.  If I am going to ride at all I need to pop my Shimano sandals on as I am never using the Look Keos again, so much for nice fancy carbon pedals and Sidi shoes.
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Cheers Annie,

What happend yesterday ??

I fell off the bike at the top of a hill whilst taking my friend out on her bike, it was only her second time out on the road since I taught her to ride and she had a major problem and wobble and so stopped suddenly, I then tried to continue cycling up the hill, it was a bit of sharp one, and slipped on the nasty pedals coming down really hard on the saddle (better not say much more on that subject).  When I got to the top of the hill I waited for her, she was walking, I turned to the right whilst still clipped in and somehow caught my foot on the front wheel and just went over and had a bit of a slip slidey incident down the hill.  I am used to riding with SPD's.

Domestique

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #216 on: April 22, 2008, 05:15:45 pm »
I had the Steve Goff out for a spin round the town. A measly 18 miles + my commute to work and back home.
I really have forgotten just how much I like riding that bike  8)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #217 on: April 22, 2008, 08:33:26 pm »
Yes.
Just squeezed in a cheeky 20 after work and before supper.
Average speed of 14 mph could be improved upon.

bobajobrob

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #218 on: April 22, 2008, 08:35:52 pm »
Went out for a pootle this afternoon. The weather was fantastic.

Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #219 on: April 23, 2008, 02:55:15 pm »
Collected N+1 from LBS.  Rode it home.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  8)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #220 on: April 23, 2008, 03:00:32 pm »
Collected N+1 from LBS.  Rode it home.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  8)

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Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #221 on: April 23, 2008, 03:02:32 pm »
Collected N+1 from LBS.  Rode it home.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  8)

Madone?

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LEE

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #222 on: April 23, 2008, 03:22:09 pm »
I rode 17 miles home after dropping car off for service in central Winchester this morning at 8am.  It was bloody horrible.  I haven't commuted by bike, in a city, for 20 years and this was a reminder why I don't miss it. 

Even the country lanes I used, once I escaped the centre, were rat-runs.

I distinctly remember enjoying the 'battle' with traffic across South Manchester, as I commuted to various BT Telephone Exchanges, but it seems I have turned into a Country Bumpkin.

PS.  Winchester is hillier than I remember.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #223 on: April 23, 2008, 05:23:46 pm »
I did a hilly 31.2 miles, it was nice in the sun shine 8)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #224 on: April 23, 2008, 08:52:33 pm »
Just over 8 miles of commuting. The rain stopped just in time.
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