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

August 7, 2006

Always with a number on…

Filed under: bikes — dgpowell @ 9:34 am

rich explodes up the hill
Clicky = Biggy
Rich and I did the Pennine Pedal on Sunday, a nice 60km loop from Colne with pretty much no flat bits at all (with the exception of the nice spin along the canal) and somewhere in the region of 5000ft climbing.
I’m happy to say that my leg, although still sore when walking/riding, is good enough to not affect pedalling as I discovered as we cruised round the route getting lost, going the wrong way and generally getting stuff wrong!
Commiserations must go to rich for falling off while riding uphill and shredding the palm of his hand. I’m sorry it happened, but it didn’t half look funny!
riding round reservoirs
Le click = le big
The only downside of the day was the distinct lack of trains home; we finished the ride at about 2pm, meaning i’d missed a train by just over 30mins…and there wasn’t another one for over 1hr 30mins, which sucked.
Rich gave me a lift to Blackburn station, in the hope that there’d be more services from there but sadly there weren’t. I sat around on the platform for about 10mins (by this time it was about 3pm and the next train wasn’t until 4.15pm), got fed up waiting (a fisherman i’ll never be) and decided to race home with the intention of being back before the train got to the station…which i did with 20mins to spare, although i did run out of drink halfway. Ace.

The weather study for SITS has begun in earnest (as has the last minute bike fettling!), it’s looking good at the mo, but i imagine all that will change at least 10 times before the days themselves…

3 Comments

  1. Surely those grips are worn out by now?

    Comment by matt — August 7, 2006 @ 3:55 pm

  2. I think they are, the bar end plugs tower over them due to their being so worn down!

    I’m pretty sure they’re the longest serving component on his bike…in fact i think they (along with the sticker of a semi-clad lady on his stem) have done more 24hr solo races than me!

    Comment by dgpowell — August 8, 2006 @ 8:37 am

  3. no, youre forgetting about the XCR seatpost, annodized blue bottle cage and the riser bars with the wierd angles.

    i thought my s-works grips were fine until i saw some on a new bike, then i realised mine were completely worn out and that ive had them over 5 years….

    Comment by Steve — August 9, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

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