Return of the off road commute and playing in the woods

After a couple of weeks of on road commuting, I finally got round to putting together the off road alternative. I was slightly concerned that the route from the new house would be too long to make it a regular ride, but as I seem to miss out a 2nd climb if anything it is easier than my previous off road commute and almost quicker than the less direct road route.

I’ve also been practising some skills stuff in the local woods. Mostly drops, making sure I’m spotting the take off point, pushing through the drop and then looking ahead not at the lip. I’m still fighting the tendency to keep rubber on the ground but it is good to know what I’m meant to be doing it even if it’s still not coming naturally.

Practising drops and a large bomb hole

Also tried the big bomb hole which was fun, and did some cheeky trails around the place, I much prefer these to the set pieces and my ability is slowly improving.


27/04/2011 07:25:39 Training Commute: Bannerdown

  • Time 1:18:21
  • Distance 16.16 mi
  • Average Speed 12.4 mph
  • Average Heart Rate 144 bpm
  • Average Cadence 77 rpm
  • Temperature 10.2 °C

27/04/2011 17:01:47 Training Commute: Bannerdown

  • Time 1:09:31
  • Distance 13.52 mi
  • Average Speed 11.7 mph
  • Average Heart Rate 142 bpm
  • Average Cadence 82 rpm
  • Temperature 16.3 °C

29/04/2011 16:43:55 Training Local

  • Time 1:15:01
  • Distance 6.30 mi
  • Average Speed 5.0 mph
  • Average Heart Rate 135 bpm
  • Average Cadence 0 rpm
  • Temperature 15.7 °C

30/04/2011 08:28:39 Training Local: Castle Combe

  • Time 1:57:45
  • Distance 20.50 mi
  • Average Speed 10.4 mph
  • Average Heart Rate 133 bpm
  • Average Cadence 69 rpm
  • Temperature 12.4 °C

30/04/2011 11:14:26 Cycling Local: Chipping Sodbury

Had to pick up the car, so took the commuter for a ride that felt like it was into a head wind most of the way, but think that was more due to tired legs.

  • Time 0:51:15
  • Distance 12.95 mi
  • Average Speed 15.2 mph
  • Average Heart Rate 138 bpm
  • Average Cadence 83 rpm
  • Temperature 15.1 °C
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