The birthday treats keep coming

I got my big 40th present a few months ago, but still loving the tallboy and the way it rides my local dry trails. Almost perfect conditions, with lack of nettles and brambles and with everything dry it’s running fast and fun.

This week I took my standard local loop of about 18 miles, and put in a turn near the end to then ride it back home in reverse. Very pleased with the resulting 34 mile trail that makes the most of the local features. Good for endurance training.


My birthday card from work made me laugh, with my very own magazine front cover.


19/04/2011 07:34:35 Cycling Commute: Northend

My Birthday ride!

  • Time 0:51:46
  • Distance 14.18 mi
  • Average Speed 16.4 mph
  • Average Heart Rate 145 bpm
  • Average Cadence 84 rpm
  • Temperature 5.7 °C

19/04/2011 18:09:45 Cycling Commute: Northend

  • Time 0:54:13
  • Distance 14.17 mi
  • Average Speed 15.7 mph
  • Average Heart Rate 155 bpm
  • Average Cadence 84 rpm
  • Temperature 21.0 °C

20/04/2011 08:31:34 Cycling Commute: Northend

Got overtaken by a guy on a Boardman and on a mission, he was absolutely motoring, like it was a time trial or something. I match his speed for about 5 mins before HR went through the roof and happily let him go!

  • Time 0:55:36
  • Distance 14.99 mi
  • Average Speed 16.2 mph
  • Average Heart Rate 141 bpm
  • Average Cadence 77 rpm
  • Temperature 9.8 °C

20/04/2011 17:53:52 Cycling Commute: Northend

Had someone slip-streaming me all the way from Keynsham, couldn’t shake him off but when I got him to take the lead he soon fell away. Nice to cycle with someone.
Met a fellow villager on the last hill. Nice to chat on the last leg of the ride.

  • Time 0:59:50
  • Distance 14.98 mi
  • Average Speed 15.0 mph
  • Average Heart Rate 149 bpm
  • Average Cadence 80 rpm
  • Temperature 22.2 °C

22/04/2011 08:08:41 Training Local: Castle Combe: Clockwise

  • Time 2:07:21
  • Distance 20.65 mi
  • Average Speed 9.7 mph
  • Average Heart Rate 137 bpm
  • Average Cadence 0 rpm
  • Temperature 12.1 °C

24/04/2011 11:47:59 Training Local: Castle Combe: Both

Great long ride.

  • Time 3:09:21
  • Distance 33.78 mi
  • Average Speed 10.7 mph
  • Average Heart Rate 140 bpm
  • Average Cadence 70 rpm
  • Temperature 17.0 °C
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