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Missed my midnight ride home from the New Years party due to a flat tyre and friendly guests who gave me a lift home.
So I got up this morning and decided to fix my creaky headset once and for all. Went for a test ride and all seemed perfect for the first 8km... Then the darn thing started creaking again, just a little but by the time I got the other side of town is was getting pretty bad, so I headed up the hill got a KOM (must have been a bit angry!) and some how managed to do 27km which is exactly what I need to do every day to get 10k for the year.....
Not a bad start 1 KOM and 0km behind
*I'll strip down the fork/headset and start a thread in the shed soon, I think there is a part missing
If I stay working at Rhodes this year, I'll be able to walk in 12K. I think my "dream goal" will have to be 16K, if I can do a century or 3 each month that should really pad out the kms Really have to HTFU to squeeze out the full century each saturday!
Put me down for 15k please.
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I've spent an hour or so going through my training diary. Turns out I did over 13,000 kms this year if I include home trainer kms whilst recovering from the shoulder operation at the start of the year. Also - I have done almost 38,000 m of climbing this year without even seeking it out. So, given this, I need to amend my goals.
Not sure I want to get into Strava though - I like Cyclemeter for the long monotonous kms where there is no traffic - it gives me feedback every km on my average speed and elapsed time... can Strava do that?
I'll go for 14,000 kms of road kms and double the amount of climbing - 75,000 m. Now to figure out my signature thingy again!
I'm in again, this years goal is 15001kms, I'm taking 2 weeks of in Feb & I'm NOT riding a bike at all, no pushbike of any description, if you see me on a golf course or wetting a line somewhere between Brisbane & Sydney during that fortnight, pretend that I'm not a bicycle rider, because during that 2 weeks I'm NOT.
Mate that's well under half of what u did this yr? What's doing?
Are u on Strava?
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Just setting the goal low, I'm not concentrating on amassing big K's, just going to ride, enjoy my rides & the end result will be the end result.
Yeah I am on strava, I'm a bugger for not logging my rides, I download onto my computer (into a program a friend wrote), then upload it to Runkeeper, then manually load the distance, averages, etc onto bike journal, sometimes I remember to enter it onto strava.
I'm in. I had my first ever 10k year last year, and hope to improve on that this year. I've been using My Cycling Log to record my rides.
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Once again you are all getting a head start on me!
On Sunday morning we decided to take our old 85kg CRT TV to the tip. As we were lifting it to put it in the car I felt my back go and have been in pain and off the bike ever since. I think I won't be able to ride till at least Friday
Get well soon, I personally know how bad a back can be, unfortunately (or fortunately considering I'm still walking I guess) have broken my back twice, live with some level of back pain, but since late last year it has been worse, fortunately I have a good masseur, so with some extra exercise & some anti inflammatory's it's very manageable at present.
Take it easy, go see someone (a GP, physio or massage therapist), look after it & get well soon.
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