Saturday, 31 May 2008

May Riding

Proper rides: 30 miles (one ride)
Commuting/business: 110.5 miles

Total: 140.5 miles (5532 feet climbed)

Total so far for 2008: 850.5 miles
* average of 5.6 miles per day - on course for 2061 miles for the year
* 22% more than this time last year

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Darlington - Bildershaw Loop

I'd planned to ride to Whitby and back today, but the forecast winds and rain (which never materialised) put me off. Instead, I rode a loop out to the west of Darlington, going over/around Bildershaw. Took in part of the W2W route, and some bluebell-lined singletrack. Bits of on- and off-road.

Nice loop, might do it again tomorrow.

Distance: 30 miles (48 km)
Climbing: 1512 feet
Surface: On- and off-road
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Cool and overcast
Bike: Solitude Singlespeed (34:18, with 2.2″ tyres)

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

New Shoes

I got some new shoes on Sunday: Simple Shoes Eco Sneaks Sno Tire. They're black, but green:

* Washed leather and organic cotton canvas uppers
* Organic cotton linings
* PET laces (recycled plastic bottles, apparently)
* PET pedbeds
* Yes, that outsole used to be a car tire
* Vulcanized rubber sidewall, toecap, and heelcap
* 100% post consumer paper pulp foot forms

Thursday, 1 May 2008

April Riding

Proper rides: 38 miles (one ride)
Commuting/business: 104 miles (12 days riding to work and back)
Misc: 9.5 miles

Total: 151.5 miles (5056 feet climbed)

66.5 miles more than last March, despite a holiday meaning ten days off the bike.

Total so far for 2008: 710 miles
* average of 5.9 miles per day - on course for 2148 miles for the year
* 27% more than this time last year