The 5000 mile mark

I was looking at my Garmin Connect stats this evening and realised I’d just recently rolled over the 5000 mile mark for the year! I know it’s not much compared to some but it’s a good milestone for me. Last year I finished on a shade over 4460 miles.

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I don’t really set mileage targets, but with any luck I should hit 6000 miles by the end of the year. Next year I may aim for 6215 miles (which is 10,000km).

Surrey Sportive 2015 by SussexSportPhotography.comMy favourite ride of the year (and I’ve had MANY great ones) was probably the AAT Surrey Sportive that I blasted around with a tight bunch of my Woking CC mates. A well organised event and a thoroughly enjoyable 95 miles breaking in my newly built Kinesis.

Monday morning is looking like the first truly freezing ride of the year. It’s forecast to drop to zero degrees so I’ll  be dusting off the full winter jacket for the first time this season!

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Already November!

Wow, it’s been a month since my last post on here! It’s not that I’ve been ignoring you lovely lot, but more that I’ve been busy riding my bike. More to the point, I’ve been busy riding my bike to/from work (that’s 160 miles per week) sandwiching in a full day’s work on my feet in between and then trying to squeeze in a longer or more intense ride on the weekends.

CRx61VHWUAA2nRWSince the clocks went back the commute home has been completely after sunset. Fortunately my 1200 lumen Lezyne front light has performed faultlessly and certainly scorches up the road in front, even on half power! I actually quite like cycling at night once I’m away from the peak hour traffic.

I still get to see a spectacular sunrise as I cycle over Walton Bridge most mornings which makes for a superb start to the day. To make things even better the weather has been unseasonably warm (albeit windy) for November. We’ve not even had a single morning’s frost so far. Hard to believe it’s only around four weeks until the shortest day of the year. Where does the time go?!?!

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That said, from tomorrow it’s about to get sub-zero!!! #keepcycling