What motivates me? I guess I have an 'Inner-Motivation'.
I train solo, so I have no one to push me, but myself.
--- New Years challenges: ---11 Sportives. --- Cycle 4500 miles. ***Now going for 6000 miles***. --- At least one 100km ride, every month. --- My first 100 miler-DONE.
Cycling for 2013 (My goal was to cycle 4000 miles in 2013):
4342 miles, climbing 310426ft over 170 moves.
Average distance: 21 miles
Side of leg/hip
I don't see this every ride haha
Path to Esh Winning
Sunniside Farm track
Meadows Edge - Sunset
Meadows Edge - Getting Dark
Comb Bridges - Night
Top of Chapel Fell from St John's Chapel
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Sorry for the crash! Hope you feel better and recover quickly! Keep the spirits high o/
Thanks Jaakko! Back on the bike again :) Looking to be out everyday this week :-O haha :-D
You crashed??? What happened??? I'm sorry if I missed your post when it happened, I hope nothing seriously messed up. But sounds like your on the upswing, hope your recovery continues to go well!!!!
That was the ride I 'slid' off at about 15-20mph. Scabbing over nice now and a lovely bruise on my hip :)
Yep, very sore :( Hoping for an off roader tomorrow so I guess that will be the test :/ I think desgners should incorporate some hip/side padding into lycra shorts!
That look sore!! I notice you finished your ride still...well done:O I highly recommend some lightweight knee/elbow protection, just got some myself and it doesn't restrict movement or hinder in any way;)
I love the Meadows Edge photo.
This ride was to acclimatise me to riding in the dark!
Mountain biking 3:46'53.1 Average heart rate 154 bpm, 52.48 km.Home - Parkhead Station [Via Road] - The Ruins - Rookhope - Parkhead Station - Home (On Cycle Path)
Cycling 4:50'11.5 Average heart rate 146 bpm, 90.91 km.Great North Bike Ride, 20+ mph winds. Great, fun ride.
On Specialized Rockhopper
Cycling 4:00'04.5 Average heart rate 148 bpm, 88.01 km.Wiggle Hell of Hexham Sportive short course:
Hexham Racecourse - Langley - Catton - Ninebanks - Carrshields - Coalcleugh - Allenheads - Rookhope - Hunstanworth - Blanchland - Winnowshill - Millshield - Barleyhill - Dukesfield - Juniper - Ordley - Newbiggen - Hexham Racecourse.
Very pleased with my time, it was a very windy course!
Wind speeds: ESE 17mph (30-40mph gusts). Temperature: 8-11C
Cycling 4:00'28.9 Average heart rate 146 bpm, 78.21 km.Official Beast ride. 15 minutes faster than last year.
Wind speeds: S 8-13mph (20mph gusts). Temperature: 4-10C
Cycling 9:05'44.5 Average heart rate 146 bpm, 164.0 km.My first 100 mile ride: Delves Lane - Healeyfield - B6278 - A68 - Around Derwent Reservoir - Edmundbyers - B6278 - Meadows Edge/Bale Hill - Blanchland - Hunstanworth - Rookhope - Allenheads - B6295 - Nenthead - A689 - St John's Chapel - B6277 - Middleton-in-Teesdale - B6278 - Stanhope - Wolsingham - B6296 - B6297 - Thornley - Tow Law - B6301 - Cornsay Colliery - Quebec - Wilks Hill - Cornsay - Browney Bank - Humberhill Lane - Delves Lane. Very hilly ride, including the two highest paved roads in England: Killhope Cross and Harthope Moss, both 2000+ft above sea level. ----- Wind speeds: ENE 3-12mph. Temperature: 13-23C
Cycling 3:49'25.9 Average heart rate 154 bpm, 101.0 km.Virgin Money Cyclone Sportive: (Official timing - 03:48:45) Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club - Woolsington - Ponteland - Kirkley - Whalton - Netherwitton - Forestburn Gate - Coldrife - Cambo - Wallington - Kirkharle - Little Bavington - Colwell - Ryal - Matfen - Fenwick - Stamfordham - Dalton - Medburn - Black Callerton - Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club. ----- Great effort and I like that Max speed! Not to mention the average speed. That may be my first 16+mph ride ----- 8th fastest female out of about 200 female riders and 95th out of male and female for the 63 mile route. Out of about 1250 riders. ----- Wind speeds: NNW 5-11mph. Temperature: 14-16C
Cycling 5:51'01.2 Average heart rate 148 bpm, 105.1 km.Delves Lane - Dyke Nook - Whitehall - Waskerley - Meadows edge/Bale Hale - Hunstanworth - Rookhope - Ireshopeburn - St John's Chapel - Chapel Fell - Return.----65 miles 8900ft of climbing???? Lol :)---April's 100km ride. -----Wind speeds: SE 10mph (15mph gusts). Temperature: 4C
Welcome to the informal General UK group!
Almost time to start lowering the pace and think of the colder months ahead...
Mountainbike group for all loving xc,am,enduro,dh, freeride or whatever u name the time spend on your bike
June is pritty wet here in the Great Britain! Lots of preperation for the Olympics going on! Have u got tickets? Or will you be watching?
I changed the name into Ambit & t6d/c lovers. I have used the t6d for years with satisfaction. Now I also have the AMBIT: WOW!
Great to have you in this group, have a nice ride with your bikes!
So 2014 Is here. Spring is nearly turning to summer in the north and the winter is nearly upon us in the south. For me its that time of year for hearty stews, buttered beans and large slabs of fresh bread with lashings of butter. Would I do another 1 hour on the bicycle for that? You bet! :-) Eat well and exercise often :-)
The Ambit3 Connected family is launched and kicking!
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