Posted by: Simon Berry | 22 March 2006

Training log from 13/4/06

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2-5/10/06 (Training for trip to ruralnet|2006)
To and From Work:  – Trip: 74.52 Average speed: 16.18 Saddle time: 4:36:15 Max speed: 30.8 Weather: From Cool and Bright to Overcast and Raining
Bike: Pashley Moulton TSR

26/6/06 (first ride to work since LEJOG)
To Work:  – Trip: 12.43 Average speed: 18.34 Saddle time: 0:40:41 Max speed: 32.5 Weather: Overcast Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry
Bike: Pashley Moulton TSR

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The RIDE
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26/5/06
To Work:  – Trip: 12.44 Average speed: 15.16 Saddle time: 0:49:17 Max speed: 26.8 Weather: Light drizzle and lots of spray Wind: Light breeze Surface: Wet
Bike: Pashley Moulton TSR

25/5/06
To Work (variation):  – Trip: 12.81 Average speed: 16.56 Saddle time: 0:46:28 Max speed: 31.3 Weather: Bright sunshine, cool Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry
Bike: Pashley Moulton TSR

From Work:  – Trip: 12.50 Average speed: 17.32 Saddle time: 0:43:19 Max speed: 29.1 Weather: Bright sunshine, hot Wind: None Surface: Dry
Bike: Pashley Moulton TSR

24/5/06
To Work:  – Trip: 12.43 Average speed: 15.90 Saddle time: 0:46:5 Max speed: 28.3 Weather: Sunny but cold Wind: Windy (SW) Surface: Wet
Bike: Pashley Moulton TSR
Issues: Wind generally against me

From Work via Bourton on Dunsmore, Birdingbury, Leamington Hastings + 2.25 x Draycote Water:  – Trip: 33.66 Average speed: 15.83 Saddle time: 2:07:35 Max speed: 33.5 Weather: Raining and cold Wind: Light wind (SW) Surface: Wet
Bike: Pashley Moulton TSR
Issues: Wind generally with me for 1st 15 miles then circular

23/5/06
In and out of town – Trip: 4.90 Average speed: 13.02 Saddle time: 0:22:38 Max speed: 27.5 Weather: Overcast and cold Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry Bike: Pashley Moulton TSR

To Work:  – Trip: 12.42 Average speed: 15.80 Saddle time: 0:47:12 Max speed: 27.8 Weather: Sunny but cold Wind: Windy (SW) Surface: Dry
Bike: Pashley Moulton TSR

From Work:  – Trip: 12.50 Average speed: 17.28 Saddle time: 0:43:27 Max speed: 28.8 Weather: Sunny but cold Wind: Windy (SW) Surface: Dry
Bike: Pashley Moulton TSR
Issues: Wind generally in my favour. Bike computer shows that I have done 700 training miles!

22/5/06
To work – Trip: 12.35* Average speed: 15.66 Saddle time: 0:47:21 Max speed: 27.1 Weather: Showers Wind: Windy (southerly) Surface: Wet
Issues: *Forgot to reset the bike computer! Wind was mostly against me. First day on Pashley Moulton TSR

From work + 2 x Draycote Water – Trip: 25.07 Average speed: 15.59 Saddle time: 1:36:31 Max speed: 36.0 Weather: Showers Wind: Windy (southerly) Surface: Wet

21/5/06
Daventry & South of Rugby – Trip: 39.56 Average speed: 14.45 Saddle time: 2:44:17 Max speed: 33.2 Weather: From heavy rain to bright sunshine Wind: Windy (circular ride) Surface: Wet
Issues: The whole range of weather in one ride. The wind was fairly strong (18mph) and Southerly.

20/5/06
To and from work – Trip: 24.95 Average speed: 15.74 Saddle time: 1:35:07 Max speed: 28.5 Weather: Overcast, showers Wind: Windy (circular ride) Surface: Wet
Issues: Will try and do better tomorrow!

19/5/06
On the road (Exeter and Newton Abbot) – will make up for it tomorrow!

18/5/06
Commuting day to London – didn’t get on the bike 😦

17/5/06
To work – Trip: 12.43 Average speed: 17.22 Saddle time: 0:43:20 Max speed: 28.8 Weather: Overcast Wind: Light Surface: Dry
Issues: Chain throwing!

From work + 3x Dracote Water – Trip: 29.26 Average speed: 14.33 Saddle time: 2:02:31 Max speed: 24.9 Weather: Steady rain Wind: Stiff Southerly (13mph) Surface: Very Wet
Issues: This was my first really wet ride and it went really well. I was cruising man! I could have kept going but it got dark. The clothing worked well but I didn’t have any waterproof covers for my shoes. I will need to take a pair of these.

16/5/06
Today involved a commute to London for work and when I got back home there was a plateful of liver and bacon carefully prepared by my Mother-in-Law so after that I couldn’t face getting on the bike. A bad sign I know. I will try and correct the situation tomorrow!

15/5/06

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To work – Trip: 12.44 Average speed: 16.99 Saddle time: 0:43:59 Max speed: 29.8 Weather: Raining Wind: Light Surface: Wet
Issues: You can see from the profile (click to enlarge) that the ride to work is down hill (~115ft)

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From Work – Trip: 12.50 Average speed: 17.68 Saddle time: 0:42:27 Max speed: 29.1 Weather: Hazy Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry
Issues: You can see from the profile (click to enlarge) that the ride from work is up hill (~115ft)

14/5/06
East of Rugby figure of eight (Hillmorton, Kilsby, Ashby St Ledgers, Barby, Hillmorton, Long Buckby, West Haddon, Crick, Hillmorton, Rugby) – Trip: 40.17 Average speed: 15.27 Saddle time: 2:37:46 Max speed: 30.3 Weather: Cool & Overcast Wind: Light (circular ride) Surface: Dry

13/5/06
South of Rugby (Dunchurch, Flecknoe, Gated Road, Napton, Stockton, Long Itchington, Marton, Birdingbury, Bourton on Dunsmore) – Trip: 31.21 Average speed: 15.10 Saddle time: 2:04:00 Max speed: 31.7 Weather: Heavy showers Wind: Light (circular ride) Surface: Very wet

12/5/06
From Work (variation) – Trip: 12.54 Average speed: 15.96 Saddle time: 0:47:10 Max speed: 29.3 Weather: Thunder rain and hail! Wind: Stiff Easterly Surface: Very wet

Recalibration: prompted by Joe’s solution to the first puzzle I have been running a few checks of the bike computer comparing its distance readings with the GPS and car odometer over the same route. I have concluded that the bike computer is over-estimating the distances covered. So I haven’t been doing as well as I thought! The distances and speeds below the line should be multiplied by 0.974 to correct them. This means, for example, that the distance for 11/5/06 (To Work) should be 12.42 and the average speed: 18.76 (best so far).


12/5/06
To Work (variation) – Trip: 12.73 Average speed: 17.64 Saddle time: 0:43:19 Max speed: 31.3 Weather: Sunny & Warm Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry
Issues: I’m not doing as well as I thought – I think my bike computer is over estimating distance by about 4% – more on this later.

11/5/06
To Work (variation) – Trip: 12.75 Average speed: 19.26 Saddle time: 0:39:46 Max speed: 32.0 Weather: Sunny & Cool Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry
Issues: I was cycling to achieve a high average speed. This looked so hilarious that it prompted prolonged baiting by kids in a passing Taxi. This inspired my even more especially as the Taxi was going slow and I nearly caught it once or twice (I think the taxi driver was in on the baiting!).

From Work via Draycote x 1 – Trip: 21.29 Average speed: 16.60 Saddle time: 1:16:58 Max speed: 34.0 Weather: Warm & Sunny Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry

10/5/06
To Work (variation) – Trip: 12.77 Average speed: 17.65 Saddle time: 0:43:25 Max speed: 30.9 Weather: Sunny & Cool Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry
Issues: The bike keeps throwing the chain which is getting tedious!

From Work (via Warwick, Stratford, Wellsbourne, Ashorne, Princethorpe) – Trip: 47.32 Average speed: 16.05 Saddle time: 2:56:52 Max speed: 31.0 Weather: Sunny Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry

9/5/06
To Work (variation) – Trip: 12.77 Average speed: 17.74 Saddle time: 0:43:12 Max speed: 30.2 Weather: Overcast Wind: Light breeze Surface: Wet
From Work via Draycote x 3 + Ashlawn – Trip: 37.26 Average speed: 15.64 Saddle time: 2:22:57 Max speed: 31.8 Weather: Bright Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry with puddles

8/5/06
To Work (variation) – Trip: 12.78 Average speed: 17.62 Saddle time: 0:43:32 Max speed: 29.4 Weather: Raining Wind: Light breeze Surface: Very wet
From Work (variation) – Trip: 12.84 Average speed: 15.23 Saddle time: 0:50:36 Max speed: 31.6 Weather: Overcast/Cool Wind: Light breeze Surface: Wet

7/5/06
Rugby/Daventry/Willoughby/Flecknow/Stockton/Long Itchington – Trip: 43.47 Average speed: 15.41 Saddle time: 2:49:16 Max speed: 32.7 Weather: Light Rain then Sunny Wind: Breeze (circular trip) Surface: Wet Bike: Moulton

6/5/06
Rugby/Kilsby/Daventry/Draycote x 2 – Trip: 41.50 Average speed: 15.11 Saddle time: 2:44:46 Max speed: 33.8 Weather: Overcast Wind: Breeze (circular trip) Surface: Wet Bike: Moulton

5/5/06
To Work (variation) – Trip: 12.76 Average speed: 17.34 Saddle time: 0:44:11 Max speed: 29.4 Weather: Sunny Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry
Around South/Mid Warwickshire – Trip: 44.11 Average speed: 15.84 Saddle time: 2:47:01 Max speed: 32.8 Weather: Sunny Wind: Breeze (circular trip) Surface: Dry
From Work – Trip: 13.13 Average speed: 15.50 Saddle time: 0:50:50 Max speed: 28.1 Weather: Sunny Wind: Light breeze Surface: Dry Bike: Moulton
Draycote Water x 1 – Trip: 11.3 (GPS) Weather: Clear/Sunset/Dark Wind: None Surface: Dry Bike: Tandem

4/5/06
To Work – Trip: 13.17 Bike: Birdy folding bike

3/5/06
London commute – Trip: 4 x 3 miles  Weather: Clear/Sunny Wind: Light breeze Surface: Damp/Dry Bike: Birdy folding bike

30/4/06
Mucked out cow shed – shifted 1.25tons of s**t (does this count?)

25/4/06
To Work – Trip: 13.17 Average speed: 16.74 Saddle time: 0:47:14 Max speed: 31.2 Weather: Overcast/Spots of rain Wind: Light breeze Surface: Damp Bike: Moulton
Draycote Water x 3 – Trip: 21.45 Average speed: 16.95 Saddle time: 1:15:56 Max speed: 29.0 Weather: Clear/Sunset/Dark Wind: Light breeze circular ride Surface: Dry Bike: Moulton

24/4/06
To work – Trip: 13.15 Average speed: 18.50 Saddle time: 0:42:42 Max speed: 32.9 Weather: Overcast Wind: Light breeze mostly behind me Surface: Dry with puddles Bike: Moulton
From work – Trip: 13.16 Average speed: 16.03 Saddle time: 0:49:18 Max speed: 29.2 Weather: Overcast Wind: Light breeze mostly in my face Surface: Dry with puddles Bike: Moulton

22/4/06
Draycote water x 2 – Trip: 17.88 Average speed: 16.48 Saddle time: 1:05:08 Max speed: 29.4 Weather: Bright/Sunny Wind: Breezy Surface: Dry Bike: Moulton

21/4/06
To work – Trip: 13.15 Bike: Moulton
From work – Trip: 13.15 Bike: Moulton

20/4/06
To work – Trip: 13.15 Bike: Moulton
From work – Trip: 13.15 Bike: Moulton

13-18/4/06
Learning to ski (does this count?)

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