2021, riding mileage and updates

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Indoors here as I'm still waiting for shock, which arrives tomorrow.
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Another 50km today. Probably the hardest/testing days cycling I’ve had. Went North london to East then West then home. Now the issue was I pulled a little bit of glass out of my tyre and changed the inner tube , but in the process broke one of the 2 tyre levers I had, so my mate went to a shop close by and got a new set, then with out knowing I pinched the tube getting the tyre on, then spent 10/15 minutes trying to pump it up, trying to make sure the pump was on right, took the tube out and used my last patch. Put my spare in and did exactly the same. Twat.

Mate then went back and bought me a new tube, fitted that. Sorted and got on my way, got to Oxford Circus and needed a little more air in there, then whilst adding more air the bike fell and the valve broke in the pump so had to limp to a local Evans cycles, they removed the broken valve from the pump for me and had no tubes so bought patches, patched up the tube, fitted it and all sorted. Wow. That was bloody long.
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This is why we MTB and use tubeless :banana-wrench:
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weeksy wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:14 pm This is why we MTB and use tubeless :banana-wrench:
Seriously considering get some tubeless GP5000’s after today
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Did short but quite hard ride, nothing crazy but did Swains lane 4 times, quite a decent work out. My aim is to do 10 in a row, with the odd break of course, and also 3 minutes 20 is my goal, so need to shave 17 seconds off
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No riding for me due to bloody toothache, anytime my HR goes over 160 it feels like my tooth is going to explode.🙁
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I did a race this morning. Went well

I did a ride a lunch with my lad

Did a Zwift ride this afternoon.

Been a bit of a day, the cycling keeps the darkness at bay
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I have yet to carry any spare parts or pretty much any tools when i am out and about. Both times i got a puncture i phoned the missus to come pick me up :D

One long push session when i was out on the dunes though to get to the nearest road point she could get to
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Road and trail loop today with gusting 25 mph winds coming from the coast. Despite that manage the 22 mile loop in under 1 minute 30 on big MTB tyres for the first time .

Another visit from the border forces patrol boat

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More worrying was another section of dune washed away on my usual route

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Bigyin wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:53 pm I have yet to carry any spare parts or pretty much any tools when i am out and about. Both times i got a puncture i phoned the missus to come pick me up :D

One long push session when i was out on the dunes though to get to the nearest road point she could get to
sod that, poor her :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Mrs Weeksy frowned the first and only time I called her after trashing a rear mech

If I went for repeat performances I think if get my balls on a plate for breakfast !
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Went out today for 25 mile road and dunes loop after checking weather which said no chance of rain for 2 to 3 hours ....... 20 minutes after leaving started drizzle then hammered down. Good job I left my rain jacket in the house isn’t it . Twat :D

Wetter than an otters pocket by the time I got home .... this was half way

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Bigyin wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:21 pm Went out today for 25 mile road and dunes loop after checking weather which said no chance of rain for 2 to 3 hours ....... 20 minutes after leaving started drizzle then hammered down. Good job I left my rain jacket in the house isn’t it . Twat :D

Wetter than an otters pocket by the time I got home .... this was half way

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formula400 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:45 pm
at least you had fun
I tend to have Kisstory playing all the time so yeah i enjoy my music and time just pedalling and skin is waterproof anyway ;)
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Did 20km today, in my thermal bib tights and a long sleeved jersey, not the cleverest thing I’ve done, was a tad warm.

Any ways that include 6/7 reps of Swains lane. Can’t remember, did’t have the mind set to do the 10 I set out today do. But next time I’ll do 10, I hope.

Also fitted new tyres, pure road ones, Conti Grand Prix GT, the old ones were road/light gravel. So far seem good. Let’s see but happy.
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formula400 wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:58 pm Did 20km today, in my thermal bib tights and a long sleeved jersey, not the cleverest thing I’ve done, was a tad warm.

Any ways that include 6/7 reps of Swains lane. Can’t remember, did’t have the mind set to do the 10 I set out today do. But next time I’ll do 10, I hope.

Also fitted new tyres, pure road ones, Conti Grand Prix GT, the old ones were road/light gravel. So far seem good. Let’s see but happy.
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Went out on the Downs for the first time in ages. 24 km loop - felt good and the weather was great.
And not too full of SDW gloop!!
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Mr Moofo wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:12 pm
formula400 wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:58 pm Did 20km today, in my thermal bib tights and a long sleeved jersey, not the cleverest thing I’ve done, was a tad warm.

Any ways that include 6/7 reps of Swains lane. Can’t remember, did’t have the mind set to do the 10 I set out today do. But next time I’ll do 10, I hope.

Also fitted new tyres, pure road ones, Conti Grand Prix GT, the old ones were road/light gravel. So far seem good. Let’s see but happy.
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swains lane, flash sod.
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Went deer stalking today.

Great to see some sun.
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