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Old 18-09-2019, 05:45 PM   #1151
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My usual 25 mile work route. That take me over 800 miles this year and over 4000 miles since I got my new bike through cycle to work in April 2016.
3.5K of that have been on my cheap Carrera cyclo-cross that cost £250 and has so far only needed a £10 free hub replacement and 1 spoke. Pretty good value that!
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Old 20-09-2019, 06:55 PM   #1152
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Another couple of 25 miles commutes the last 2 days
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Old 29-09-2019, 01:59 PM   #1153
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42 foul weather miles, first time out in 2 weeks. Bike is filthy and I was wet through but worth it!
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Old 30-09-2019, 05:41 PM   #1154
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28.5 miles today, mainly along a muddy, potholed cycle path. My bike has never been so dirty! Managed to get home and the bike washed before the rain came in though.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:13 AM   #1155
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Hangover punishment ride to collect the car, 14miles. Just home and now the sun comes out and the roads dry up!
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:29 PM   #1156
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Nice one Jimmy, better option than driving last night. Also I bet you felt better when you got to your car.

I didn't dry my bike properly after its quick wash on Monday so took the chain off today for a proper clean and it looked horrible, lots of surface rust. Decided to measure it for "stretch" and it's around +0.75% so a new chain on is way.
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Didn't have loads to drink the night before so was able to make it a fairly hard effort, like you said I felt cured once home and showered!

Put the bike away filthy though, not looking forward to that but had to get sorted to take the Mrs away for her birthday. She did allow me some time in the Giant store lusting after Propel Advanced though
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:53 AM   #1158
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25 mile round trip to work. 11 miles in then 14 miles home with 150m climbing at a steady 14mph. Not bad considering I've been awake over 20 hours!
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:55 PM   #1159
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Just 23 miles today, closing in on my 1000 mile minimum target for this year
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Old 15-10-2019, 10:01 PM   #1160
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Slowly getting back on the bike after a few weeks off following the UCI World Championships Sportive up in Harrogate.

Completed the 92-mile route in horrible wet conditions, I was poorly dressed and spent most of the ride soaked through. Thankfully it wasn't too cold so it was just about bearable. Got through it and felt decent enough after finishing. The next day I felt terrible and ended up in bed for the week with some kind of cold/virus.

Moral of this story, invest in a decent rain jacket as I now have!

The route itself was absolutely stunning. Picture of me taken by my mate...

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