30/04/2013

Day 29 of 30 Days of Biking


Well I amazed myself today after yesterdays Charity Ride, I woke up feeling slightly achy & tired but a lot better than I expected. My knee was grumbling a bit but done well after yesterday so looking hopeful to losing the stick.

So I thought, as weather was holding out to be an OK day I better go do my next 30 Days of Biking & see how far & I did better than I thought there too. :D


Here's a clip of my ride today:


28/04/2013

Day 28 of 30 Days of Biking

Well this was the day I have been working up to, Pedal for the J's 35 mile cycle ride. Up nice & early to a cold Sunny morning & was the best weather we could have for a long ride. Got to the Registration point at 8.30am & left at 9am.


Wasn't long by time I got to 1st refuelling stop 15 miles along, 1 hr 20 mins.


A few mins for a drink, a bite to eat then off again & the route was a scenic one.


Wasn't long before I got to 25 mile mark where & stopped & had a cuppa at High Easter.



Next stop was at around 30 miles in Pleshey to meet up with my beloved Jules at a lovely lil pub & had a good coffee there.



Saw plenty of cyclist pass at that point.



Stopped for a lil while & enjoyed spending some time with Jules before I was off again, the next stop was a few miles later in Great Waltham to refuel for the last bit of the ride.


By this point I had ridden 31 miles, I knew I've now gone further than I've ever done before & I've still got a few more miles to go. So off I went to finish the ride... And I did! :D



Was a fantastic if tiring event I won't forget, I do ache but in a good way. 8 yrs ago I wouldn't have thought I would do this, hell I didn't think I would ever cycle again ever in my life. I have again surpassed myself & I know I will again when I can.


I like to thank my beloved Jules, who took the pictures & videos of me cycling today. I finally now have pics/video of me & my Beast working together.

Here's a clip of my ride today:

Whole ride at 3x speed:


Highlights:


Short clip of me cycling:

27/04/2013

Day 27 of 30 Days of Biking


Just a quick run around the block after servicing the bike ready for tomorrows big ride for Pedal for the J's Charity Ride. So another chance for me to ask for some more sponsors... ;-)

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Still, it was a nice quiet ride as the Sun sets...


Here's a clip of my ride today:


Day 26 of 30 Days of Biking


Cycle trip to town, but with trailer. Decided I would try a different route with the trailer & see how I go.


Sure was a workout on the ride back but an enjoyable route.


Here's a clip of my ride today:


26/04/2013

Day 25 of 30 Days of Biking


Just popping to Springfield before the forecasted thunderstorm (that never appeared) to get shopping & energy supplies for the w/e ride. Did almost 10 miles & saw some interesting things...


Another rather uneventful but enjoyable ride!!

Here's a clip of my ride today:


24/04/2013

Day 24 of 30 Days of Biking

Was going to be a busy day today, so just a quick run to try out new Bar Ends for preparation of the w/e.
As well as another day for 30 Days of Biking...


The Bar Ends did OK, not quite how I hoped they would be but I think thats coz I aint used Bar ends before & I think this design isn't my style as well as concerns of no quick use of brakes if I need them. I think for a cheap set to try out & use for this w/e they will be OK, but long term I need a version I can use with brakes & more suitable for me. So a bit more research & probably splash out a bit more...


Here's a clip of my ride today:


Day 23 of 30 Days of Biking


Sun was out, the sky is blue & I've just been paid, so its was a day of getting bits & pieces I needed for my long sponsored cycle ride coming up very soon. I was out for hours pottering about, taking pics & doing some shopping for the bike stuff & managed to do over 11 miles...








So was a nice day out in general despite 1 really silly driver who thought it was OK to shout abuse at me when I shouted at her for driving the wrong way deliberately. Soon got her comeuppances tho, as she was going into same shop as me...


Here's a clip of my ride today:


23/04/2013

Day 22 of 30 Days of Biking


Was just a quick run around to the local supermarket, something a lot of residents around here do by Car. TBH I can't see why cycling to local shops isn't made a higher priority when the local supermarket is just 6 min ride. By time a driver gets in a car, sets off & get there to then find a parking spot especially during a busy period. In my opinion it could take longer by car than bike.


Here's a clip of my ride today:


22/04/2013

Day 21 of 30 Days of Biking


Was an early morning start & was off to Hyland House to go enjoy a Dragon Hunt trail. The Sun was out & a definite chill in the air, traffic was quiet being it was an early Sunday morning so altogether an enjoyable morning ride.





The Event I went to was enjoyable to a point, a few things could've made it better but at least the cycle ride helped make it worthwhile...


Here's a clip of my ride today: