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07-01-2019, 14:07   #5266
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strong enough westerly breeze this morning, I hope its still there this evening for the trip home
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07-01-2019, 14:39   #5267
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61km today, fairly blustery at times.
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07-01-2019, 16:08   #5268
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First decent spin in a while, yesterday. Rathfarnham up past the Blue Light to Glencree and the Gap, down Lough Tay, Laragh via Moneystown, Glenmacnass, back to the Gap, zoom down Glencree, Enniskerry and home. 115k with 1700.

Lovely day in the morning, got a bit gloomy later

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09-01-2019, 22:09   #5269
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Cycling to work this morning and half way in, the bike starts making a knocking noise, and me looking down couldnt figure it out. Made it to work albeit a bit slower than normal. Same story on the way home, pull over twice and check the bike, decide to take it easy as I couldnt figure out what was wrong.

Get home and check the rear wheel as its very shaky/loose. The nuts are tight but decide to take them off and check the axle. It was split in two! 25 years or so with the same axle and thousands of miles, guess it served me well. Have a BTW on order so hopefully it arrives soon before I can get a new axle.
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09-01-2019, 22:19   #5270
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Common issue with older screw-on freewheel hubs, the axle can be replaced in minutes in LBS for around €25 - €30.
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10-01-2019, 09:19   #5271
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Very soft weather out there this morning.

If anyone has arrived into work today and they're missing their sexy pair of Crocs from their bag, one is on Dame Street and the other is close to Liberty Hall.
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10-01-2019, 15:37   #5272
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Standard 5 mile / 8 km commute. Nothing of note except I'd forgotten to charge lights so had only the front and rear battery operated lights (Xmas tree lighting policy) on a dark morning, and a fine drizzle which barely seems to be rain, but definitely soaked me.
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10-01-2019, 20:07   #5273
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Wet morning heading into work going marlay, stepaside and kiltiernan to Enniskerry. Then wet socks and tights but a dry hilly commute home via devils elbow, Glencullen and cruagh.

First time commuting in the dark, not as scary as I expected but too the decent sand corners a lot slower than I normally would. Front see sense ace was acting up but I keep two front and two back lights so was ok
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Damp commute home in the early hours. Damp and rather muddy group ride this morning around NCD for 71km and another commute to work this evening, giving me 110km for the day.
Just about 1500m from work and heard a clatter around me. Took a while to realise that my virb was no longer where I put it!
Back-tracked to where it lay in the center of the lane, thankfully being missed by the wheels of the dozen or so cars that drove over it.
Not a mark on it and still working.
The plastic bracket had broken off and so it is now held together with a whole lot of epoxy. I’ve also made a tether to keep from losing it if/when it breaks again
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11-01-2019, 21:59   #5275
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Passed the 50,000 km mark on the bike today.

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11-01-2019, 22:35   #5276
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Originally Posted by godtabh View Post
Passed the 50,000 km mark on the bike today.

On the same bike? Well done either way.

Over how long? (My self-confidence is going to drop 2 points when I read it no doubt.)
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Got my partner away this afternoon and got the 5 year old bribed so as not to snitch and got the 7 month old suited and booted to be out for her 1st spin on the beater bike and the old child seat added. You can't keep them in these long at that age they just go asleep and slump forward so not good, so the spin was about 300m long but yay for Alice on a bike

I didn't actually cycle just pushed her up the road a bit and back on it.

EDIT: We likely hit 5kmph due the excited flapping of arms going on lol

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12-01-2019, 09:02   #5278
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Originally Posted by Tell me how View Post
On the same bike? Well done either way.

Over how long? (My self-confidence is going to drop 2 points when I read it no doubt.)
different bike. current bike has about 15,000 km on it

done over about 6 years
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12-01-2019, 12:13   #5279
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First spin of the year, d8 out backroads to maynooth and back. Been doing a lot of running and on dry january, so in reasonably good shape after xmas. The route was fairly flat, a bit windy but nothing exceptional, however i had nothing. No power at all and was feeling banjaxed after 45mins. Coupled with the chain slipping on the small ring, could not take any hills in anything other than the lowest gear. Back to the drawing board...
A frustrating 52km in just over 2hrs
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D8 to the office to collect shoes and helmet (had a late client meeting last night so got a lift and put the bike in the car, of course forgetting the above) then on up to Firhouse, Gunny Hill and up to view point. BTW there's oil all over the road just before view point so be careful over the next few days.
We went on up Military Road but conditions were **** and I'm only just over an ear infection so decided to come back down and into town for coffee.

Overall was only 50kms but a good slog
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