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28-10-2012, 23:03   #106
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I also got a new cadence sensor, which I'm trying to get working reliably. It worked this morning, but not this evening, so probably just needs a little tweaking.
If you go fixed rather than Single Speed you would be able to work it out as you go along, based on your speed ...
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29-10-2012, 10:41   #107
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If you go fixed rather than Single Speed you would be able to work it out as you go along, based on your speed ...
As in "my cadence was 85 right up until the moment I went on my arse"?
I've tried running bikes fixed around town and I've come to the conclusion it's really not for me. My maths skillz wouldn't be up to all that arithmetic either.
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Garmin data Sept & Oct

September
Count: 26 Activities
Distance: 1,120.02 km
Time: 42:43:06 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 6,177 m
Avg Speed: 26.2 km/h
Avg HR: 135 bpm

October
Count: 24 Activities
Distance: 603.58 km
Time: 22:57:47 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 1,981 m
Avg Speed: 26.3 km/h
Avg Bike Cadence: 73 rpm
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W/E 4th November 2012

Was quite sick this week, so very little cycling.

Mon: 43km Commute
Tue: 50km commute
Wed: 42km
Thurs: Rest
Fri: Rest
Sat: Rest
Sun: Rest

Weekly total: 135km
YTD: 11,890 km
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W/E 11th November 2012

Still not fully recovered, but back on the bike at least.

Mon: 43km Commute
Tue: 74km commute
Wed: 50km commute
Thurs: 50km commute
Fri: 34km commute
Sat: Rest
Sun: Rest

Weekly total: 251km
YTD: 12,141 km
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18-11-2012, 20:37   #111
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W/E 18th November 2012

Not feeling too great at the moment. Think I might be borderline manflu material. All single speed at the moment until I get finished doing a little bit of work prepping the Raleigh for winter.
Aiming to get a new racer in the next few weeks, so that's something to look forward to.

Mon: Rest
Tue: 50km commute
Wed: 42km commute
Thurs: 50km commute
Fri: 43km commute
Sat: 50km commute
Sun: 42km commute

Weekly total: 277km
YTD: 12,418 km
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W/E 25th November 2012

Still not feeling great, but not ill enough to be off the bike. We're not quite at the manflu stage, yet.
I had a very lazy week which was only saved by doing the Drogheda Wheelers Louth Coastal Challenge. That put a veneer of respectability onto a seriously despicable week. Broke a spoke on that spin, so changing back to single speed until I get it fixed.
I had let my Dublin Bike membership lapse but reactivated it last week and got back using it on Thursday. It's probably the most useful card in my wallet. It's a very handy service to have.

Mon: Rest
Tue: 50km commute
Wed: 7.5km pottering around
Thurs: Did a few unrecorded km on Dublin Bike
Fri: Lazy
Sat: Even more lazy
Sun: 168km including Drogheda Wheelers Louth Coastal Challenge.

Weekly total: 225km
YTD: 12,643 km

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Garmin data for November 2012

Count: 36 Activities
Distance: 902.23 km
Time: 34:11:24 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 3,201 m
Avg Speed: 26.4 km/h
Avg Bike Cadence: 72 rpm
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W/E 2nd December 2012

Ticking over.

Mon: 50km commute
Tue: 50km commute
Wed: 24km commute
Thurs: Rest
Fri: 32km commute
Sat: Rest
Sun: Rest

Weekly total: 156km
YTD: 12,799 km
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Ticking over.

Mon: 50km commute
Tue: 50km commute
Wed: 24km commute
Thurs: Rest
Fri: 32km commute
Sat: Rest
Sun: Rest

Weekly total: 156km
YTD: 12,799 km

13k by the year end. Nice work.
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13k by the year end. Nice work.
Yeah, should have been 14+ but had some interruptions and a few lazy spells. At least I've left myself an obvious goal for next year.
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Feck this, I'm off to Zaytoon for a kebab.
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Feck this, I'm off to Zaytoon for a kebab.
Didn't know that place existed before 3am in the morning....
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End of year round-up

Well, I finished with 13,260km, 78km vertical in 517hrs of cycling.
It wasn't a bad year, but all my silly goals were soon forgotten about and replaced with random activity.
The last few months were very difficult due to travel and illness. Hopefully we'll be back to business as usual soon enough.

Highlights of the year:
Purchase of a new commuter, a Bianchi Pista steel.
Mileage achieved. Very happy with the year's total. It's up a couple of thousand on last year.
Taking the bike on holidays. I managed to get in 860km of cycling on my holidays. This in particular stands out as my most enjoyable day on the bike. I left the bike behind and intend to visit it regularly.
Commuting speed. Got overtaken just once this year on my commute. In my defence the guy was in full racing gear out on a training spin. I was on a single speed, carrying a rucksack and was spinning out trying to keep up. I will get bigger gears on my single speeds to stop this happening again.
Racing. I managed to get in a couple of races before the Swords league was called off. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Strava. I have managed to finish the year with 4 strava KOMs in Ireland and a further 10 in Italy. The Italian ones don't really count as Strava hasn't quite taken off in the area I was in. For anyone who wants to have a go, the Irish ones are Pearse Sprint (49.1km/h), North Strand (38.5 km/h), Carrickhill Rd (38 km/h) and Watermill Rd (35.5 km/h). I took Watermill Rd with my last spin of the year. I hope to have a better go at it this year when I get a new bike with gears.
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