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last ride of 2009 just completed

northernneilnorthernneil Posts: 1,907
edited January 2010 in The bottom bracket
a small 12 miler on the hybrid in the dark with blocks of ice for feet and hands - cabin fever got the better of me though since I hadnt been out for like 2 weeks

anyone else have a last ride of 2009 to clear your thoughts ?

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  • i rode this morning - was nice. though i punctured.
    first time out since all the snow and ice. felt good as always.
    ...the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon...
  • I just had a wee 12 mile pootle too - mostly shopping because the beer mice have been nibbling away at my supplies. It made indoors feel very very warm.
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,587

    anyone else have a last ride of 2009 to clear your thoughts ?

    35 miles fast and hilly - but my thoughts are still not clear...
  • owenlarsowenlars Posts: 719
    Yup 20 miles round Richmond Park to bring my overall average for the year up to 18 miles a day or 6570 miles for the year.
  • fossyantfossyant Posts: 2,549
    32 miles - lumpy in the foot of the Peaks..Only 2c - full winter gear on
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 5,669
    25 miles for me, bright and dry but the toes were starting to complain even with overshoes on.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,932
    edited December 2009
    Not far, a measly 8 miles but did ride some cobbles on the wrong side of 20mph on 25s with 90 psi in them.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • MithrasMithras Posts: 428
    16 and a half mile commute home into a head wind with a blinding headache...Not fun!
    I can afford to talk softly!....................I carry a big stick!
  • A 22 mile loop this morning, my first time out since I wiped out in the ice 10 or so days ago. Wrist is still suffering from the fall.

    Good ride today, if a little fresh.
    I ache, therefore I am.
  • holmeboyholmeboy Posts: 674
    6 mILES ON WAY HOME the coastal route, went through several large lake like puddles, feet were freezing but good still the same. Disapointing last two months, only managed 230 odd miles. Can't wait to get out on my road bike for a BIG cycle again. HNY :(
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    60 miles in the Peak District. Was overheated on the way out and a block of ice on the way home!! Suffered the last 30 mins for sure. And now my eyes are KILLING me!


    Back out there again tomoro! Lots of nice, cold, sunny, but DRY weather in the forecast for the next several days!
  • skyd0gskyd0g Posts: 2,539
    Out for what seems the first time in ages for a poultry ten-miler. :?

    ...need to get out for waaaaay further to clear my head of cynicism.
    Cycling weakly
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,587
    skyd0g wrote:
    Out for what seems the first time in ages for a poultry ten-miler. :?

    ...need to get out for waaaaay further to clear my head of cynicism.

    just to re-introduce you to some cynicism.....you rode 10 miles with some chickens...??? :shock:

    or do you mean 'paltry'...?? ;)
  • BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145
    70k as fast as I could go. Caught someone and we chainganged it for a bit at ~45. Pretty fast ride in the end. Probably going to try the same again today.
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    Dropped the bike twice on black ice about 6 miles in to a 40 mile bash.:shock: :oops: .I have the gravel rash to prove it.
    bagpuss
  • SCR PedroSCR Pedro Posts: 912
    I did some hard intervals on Wednesday. Now that I've recovered, I'm about to do an hour and a half on the turbo trainer to open my 2010 account 8)

    Cheers
    Pedro
    Giant TCR Advanced II - Reviewed on my homepage
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    Some other junk...
  • skyd0gskyd0g Posts: 2,539
    softlad wrote:
    skyd0g wrote:
    Out for what seems the first time in ages for a poultry ten-miler. :?

    ...need to get out for waaaaay further to clear my head of cynicism.

    just to re-introduce you to some cynicism.....you rode 10 miles with some chickens...??? :shock:

    or do you mean 'paltry'...?? ;)

    ...errrm, perhaps. :oops:
    ...although I did overtake a pheasant. :wink:
    Cycling weakly
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