Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

April 27, 2006

Rolling ever onward…

Filed under: bikes — dgpowell @ 9:28 am

Another day off work, another day training for the 24hr races looming on the horizon. Another 8hr non stop spin round the hills of lancashire; round the forest of bowland and it’s surrounding areas and another day spent wondering “why does time go so slowly when i’m in the office and so quickly when i’m out riding?”

Pretty happy with how the ride went, i got further in the same amount of time (up more hills too), with less time spent stopped and all at a faster average riding speed without feeling as tired at the end, all of which was nice. Not only that, but i got to see all the funky scarecrows the good people of Wray had made for their little village carnival or whatever they call it, some of which had obviously taken a hell of a lot of work!

Just think: Wayne and Jenny are now in Canada somewhere, bah!

Geeky Stats: 127.6miles, 16.4mph av. riding speed, 44.1mph max speed, 144bpm av. heart rate
7hrs 42mins riding time, 8hrs 11mins (again!) total time
2.5ltrs High 5 4:1 energy drink & 250ml coke drunk, 3x nutrigrain bars & 1 chocolate covered flapjack eaten


  1. Awesome Showing, Mr Powell.

    how did you carry 2.5l on your bike?

    Comment by matt — April 27, 2006 @ 9:57 am

  2. 3ltr camelback :o)

    Comment by dave — April 27, 2006 @ 10:13 am

  3. ahh right, I see.
    I found I could ride faster without a camelbak 😉

    (plus it looks more “pro”)

    (I need silver shoes)

    Comment by matt — April 27, 2006 @ 10:34 am

  4. i can’t ride the road bike fast, it doesn’t matter what i’m wearing!

    Comment by dgpowell — April 27, 2006 @ 2:19 pm

  5. 16.4mph over 127 miles is fast to me.

    I’m happy with that on my commute home.

    Checks stats.

    Hides stats.

    Comment by Tom — April 28, 2006 @ 8:38 am

  6. there’s some silly fast downhill sections on the route that go on for ages…it’s ace watching the av speed go up when you’re spinning easily along at 30mph+ for a good few minutes!

    Comment by dave — April 28, 2006 @ 11:09 am

  7. I don’t think I will ever do 8 hours, I get sad when my average is sub 19mph.

    (last night I was sad it was only 19.87 (windy))

    (and today seems reasonable windfree too, damn it)

    Comment by matt — April 28, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

  8. Hmmm spinning easily for me is around 20mph. 25mph + is just pain city for any period of time on the fixy :0)

    Comment by Tom — April 29, 2006 @ 8:41 am

  9. that’s becuase human legs are designed to fall off if you go over about 160rpm…

    …or mine are at least

    Comment by dgpowell — May 3, 2006 @ 9:49 am

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