Wow… 43mins To Spare

It’s 06:17 on Friday morning and here I sit with a fluffy fleecy dressing gown on and cup of tea cooling down on the arm of the sofa. I’ve got a some pasta boiling away in a pan in the kitchen and that right there is the most dire mistake I can make. Put pasta [...]

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Thinking The Commute

Find the pedals…..Clip! This gear is too easy from where I rode up the hill to my house last time. Fresh, brisk air against my face, mind that loose sand at the bottom of the road. I can see to the right, look to the left, no cars…freewheel. I can see to the right, look [...]

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Masher

‘Only small rolling hills’ he said… I can always count on J to ride behind me keeping check on things like my dirty chainstays, my pedal stroke and my gear choice – periodically calling me a ‘masher’ because I push a bigger gear than I should for the cadence I’m keeping – or something… I’m [...]

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Running Vignettes

4 mile run this afternoon around the Polo Fields and Training Tracks in Aiken, South Carolina. It’s mid December, sunny and warm enough to brave a vest top.

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Against A Wall Eating A Banana

Totals for the last 7 days…. Ran and biked a combined total of 119.4 miles. Which took 12:41 hours. And burned 6354 calories. I deserve that banana… ………….and the half plate of christmas cookies that preceeded it.

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Las Vegas Strip Ride

See the mapped route here… I have so much to post and write about but this ride today was one of the best rides I’ve ever had the opportunity to do. B&K and I met up with all their biking friends at Starbucks early on this morning. About 20 people in all sucked a coffee [...]

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Mt Lemmon – As Bitter As…

Mt Lemmon Mountain Climb By Bike. This ride was one of the hardest rides I’ve ever done. About three hours of riding at an average speed of 19mph – comprised of around 8mph going up 30 miles to the summit and up to 46mph coming down… That’s right, 30 miles biking uphill. For the girl [...]

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Challenge For The Day

Mount Lemmon – Tucson, Arizona USA

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Not A Bad Season

I returned from the bike club ride this morning to an email from my running club asking me to attend an awards evening next week. Apparently there is a nice shiny trophy with my name engraved on it awaiting my return for winning the 35+ Vet Category Time Trial Club Championships this summer!  It hadn’t [...]

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Knackered – With a capital N

Met the guys at the cafe this morning and sucked down a coffee before heading off on the bikes. It was a bright sunny start to the day, although brisk enough at first to warrant arm warmers and two layers on top. After an hour the temp had jumped from a single digit to a [...]

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