Sunday, 16 May 2010

Singletrack splendour

100 of 100

3 hours of lovely trails around my favourite forest, showing a new friend around, the trails were in just about the best condition ever, dappled sunlight streaming through, dust kicking up and temperature just about perfect.

A splendid way to finish this little project, now lets see just how much good has been done next weekend, despite numerous doubts and negative thoughts I will be on the start line for the UK 24 hour solo championships, I want to finish and finish in the spirit of the event, fingers crossed.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Sunshine and lollipops

Ride 99 of 100

A lazy start meant local trails, and the nemesis bike, the bike that did the damage, the bike that I love to hate....

Anyway, dusty trails, the smell of freshly cut grass, few people around, and fantastic sunshine.

Two and a half hours of single speeding, just riding along minding my own business.


Thursday, 13 May 2010


Ride 98 of 100

Over a week now since I last rode a bike, resting my borked knee, I rode into work and then home from work, my knee is sore, my head is up my ass as I caused this by not paying attention, all my plans have gone out of the window because I did something dumb.

Tomorrow I will ride into work and back and then on Saturday I will do an exploratory ride around Delamere, I will ride my bike, just not for 24 hours

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Feeling poorly

Ride 97 of 100

some strange malaise came over me during the day so rode straight home, the chance to align some numbers lost forever....


Ride 96 of 100

got the 69er from the cellar in homage to the 96th ride

was aiming to get up early and hit the river run this morning but rain stopped play and I went back to bed, then got up and went to work.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Riding home

Ride 95 of 100

Home the short way, wind assisted, clean bike and annoyed that the sun is out but I need to rest my knee.

Concrete bike

Ride 94 of 100

The Trek had set solid with Dyfi concrete so I rode it to work and jet washed it down, my right knee still swollen from Sunday and sore to boot :-(

The real pain is at the top of my calf muscle, feels like something deep inside is stretched out, its ok when riding but I'm wondering about a 24 hour race and what damage that will do, all recent rides have been fine but the days after have been painful.

The doubts are setting in, I'm not sacrificing another summer for one race, one race for which I am utterly underprepared.

We'll see