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

September 11, 2006

5000 miles

Filed under: bikes,lunacy - mine — dgpowell @ 11:29 am

I know distances are fairly arbitrary when you’re training – it’s all about the time spent on the bike and the intensity at which you ride – and how the distance you actually ride is affected by just how hilly/technical/muddy your rides are (i like to think that i squeeze as many hills in as i possibly can), but i got to the 5000 mile mark on Friday.
I misjudged the distance to the 5K mark a bit so rather than passing the milestone on one of my favourite climbs i was on a flat and slightly less interesting bit of road, but it was still a nice place to do it, on a nice day, when i’d normally be in work:
the view at 5k from my phone
so now i’m at 5068 miles in training/racing this year.
This was me at the magic moment:
asleep at the bar at 5k
apparently riding with my eyes closed…

pics from Angela’s mum’s wedding to follow at some point when i’ve finished photoshopping them


  1. “I misjudged the distance to the 5K mark”

    I think it’s about 5000km

    Comment by Guy — September 11, 2006 @ 6:15 pm

  2. damn. well that might have been mildly funny if I hadn’t messed it up (s/5000/5/).

    Comment by Guy — September 11, 2006 @ 6:16 pm

  3. Your going to have to pull your finger out.
    Matt is 600 miles ahead of you ;0)

    Comment by Tom — September 12, 2006 @ 8:11 am

  4. oh don’t worry, i’ll get him by the end of the year…

    “this is a marathon, not a sprint”
    “good things come to those who wait”

    Comment by dgpowell — September 12, 2006 @ 9:54 am

  5. Dave was about 600 miles infront of me at one stage 🙂
    plus he’s a roadie 😉

    Comment by matt — September 12, 2006 @ 10:20 am

  6. HEY!
    i’m not (just) a roadie, i went off road last night see:

    (notice also how i’m already prepared for winter with mud tyres fitted…)

    Comment by dgpowell — September 12, 2006 @ 10:29 am

  7. is that roddlesworth ?

    have you done the track that’s about here just inside the wall, heading north-south.?

    Comment by matt — September 13, 2006 @ 10:00 am

  8. no, it’s in Cuerden, the kids have been out and have made some ace little singletrack tracks in the trees.

    yes, i’ve riden the singletrack just over the wall, it’s going to become part of my loop of the whole wood when i get round to linking everything up…it’d look ace to ride along the other side of the wall filming someone flying through the trees too!

    Comment by dgpowell — September 13, 2006 @ 10:59 am

  9. Yarr.. you could use it as the way back from Darwin tower too, perfectly in the right place.

    where abouts in cuerden? I didn’t think there was any paths I hadn’t ridden lots…
    I always like the bit from the 2 wooden bridges, then immediate right, down straight (muddy) then a left and a 90 degreer around the fence, then usually more mud, and onto the newish cycle path.. mmm nice n twisty.

    in roddleworth, ever done the nature walk bit, that takes up you a loads of steps then down a load of steps.. that’s cool… you have to walk the first set of steps though, they’re not rideable, second set rocks as it’s just like a bumpy slope… wheeeeeeeeeeeee.

    Comment by matt — September 13, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

  10. cuerden: it’s where the two little drops (the first of which was on a steep slope) used to be, off the main path after the park with the watersplash

    roddlesworth: yeah, i think i know the exact steps you mean, i link them up with a bit of swoopy trail first and bomb down the “bumpy slope” set at full pelt

    Comment by dgpowell — September 13, 2006 @ 3:01 pm

  11. I see where you mean, i’m surprised all that area’s not been fenced off, it seems to be the thing to do this year. fence the countryside in and block off loads of paths.

    Comment by matt — September 13, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

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