It rained quite heavily last night, washing away the remnants of the snow at home. After the horrible trail conditions on my last ride it seemed prudent to do a road ride and not allow myself to be tempted onto the dirt. I wanted the ride to have some training value so a hilly route … Continue reading A sensible ride!
There have been few times in my entire mountain biking life when, after a ride, I've thought that it hadn't been worth getting out. After almost a fortnight with snow on the ground the temperature has now risen causing the remnants of the snow to turn to a mixture of slush and hard, compacted ice … Continue reading Not worth riding?
After many wet days I didn't think I'd enjoy an extremely muddy off road ride so I chose a road ride, today, instead. Fortunately the temperature was an easily tolerable 6 celcius and the sun has shone all morning. I was eager to get out after 5 days without a ride and thought it would … Continue reading A road ride in the sunshine.
Today I had to collect the car I dropped off on Monday, having had a new brake servo fitted. The ride is a fairly straight line to the north. Do you find when travelling north, and this may only apply to the northern hemisphere, that you seem to do more uphills than downhills? If you … Continue reading How good are cycling apps?
Today I needed to have my car looked at. It's an unusual car and seems to cause my local garage a few headaches so I thought my best bet was to take it to a specialist north of Preston. I could have caught a bus back to Preston then changed to another bus or train … Continue reading A totally different ride.
After 5 days without a ride I was motivated to get out just to maintain my fitness. A bucket in my garden, which was empty last weekend, now has over 6 inches (15cm) of rain water in it. That's an awful lot of rain in just a week so I thought that riding off road would … Continue reading A ride for fitness.
After heavy rain last night I decided to do a road ride. It can be hard work on an MTB. I did 18.7 miles and a healthy 1606 feet of climbing. My Whyte PRST4 has a 1x10 transmission with a 32t front sprocket. I didn't have a high enough gear for quite a lot of … Continue reading A road ride.