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: --- 22 Sportives (11 over 100miles. Inc two 130 milers). --- Cycle 6000 miles. --- At least one 100km ride, every month.
My cycling year 2014: 5,909.2 miles, 439,364 ft of climbing over 165 rides. My first 100 miler. 10 sportives. 1 short of 100KM ride every month (Dec).
Just a bit on from the Transformers
With Charlie and Alfie.
Delves Lane down to the off road NCN route 14, along to Hownsgill Farm on the off road NCN route 7 and back.
Wind speeds: W 23-38mph. Temperature: -3C. Sunset: 15:51 [Sunny Spells]
Crimdon Dene beach with Lynn and Charlie and Alfie.
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Recovery day from the 100Km ride??? Enjoy the rest of your day!!!
Nice job, getting it done even with the last park of a chest cold.
Thanks, Dutch! Was tough but I need to get the long ones in the legs!
That was a nice ride!!!
Was a tough one!
Was it snowing hard??? -6C/21F here in the states plenty cold. Safer than riding a bike I bet. Glad you had fun.
That is just nuts... Do the dogs just sit and stare at you with that thought of there she goes again... Have a great day!!!
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
Cycling 4:50'11.5 Average heart rate 146 bpm, 90.91 km.Great North Bike Ride, 20+ mph winds. Great, fun ride.
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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 :-)
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