Monday, 31 December 2007

December Riding

I'm not sure that a 10:1 ratio of commuting to proper riding is great... Nice to finish the year with a proper ride, albeit a short one.

Proper rides: 9 miles
Commuting: 90 miles (riding to work and back, plus various jotting about)

Total: 99 miles

(Total so far for 2007: 1684 miles (140 miles per month))

Swaledale Off-road

New Years Eve off-road in Swaledale with my brother. The first ride we've done together for years and my first time back in Swaledale in 22 months. Hard to believe we used to ride together up there every Sunday.

From Langthwaite over Reeth Low Moor, up Surrender to Great Pinseat, down Hard Level Gill and then over Low Moor again. Only 9 miles, but great to be up there again and great to see that it can be ridden on a singlespeed.

Distance: 9 miles
Surface: Off-road
Time: 2 hours (probably less, but we forgot to check what time we set off)
Weather: Dry
Bike: Inbred ss (with 2.1″ tyres, 32:16)

Friday, 14 December 2007

1661 miles

I couldn't let the palindromic mile count that I reached after riding home from work today pass without a post.

Next week, there's probably only three days when I'll be riding to work (Christmas parties on Tuesday and Friday), which has me on track for 1676 miles for the year, unless I fit in an extra ride sometime before the end of the year. I need to do an extra 24 miles to match my guestimated total of 1700 miles for 2006.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

1600 miles

On the way home from work yeaterday, I passed 1600 bike miles for the year.