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

November 20, 2009

I do still exist

Filed under: bikes,rubbish weather,that damn car — dgpowell @ 2:04 pm

I’ve just not written anything for a while.

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve:
Raced ‘cross again up in the Lakes…well, I say ‘raced’ I mean dragged a lump of mud with a cross bike attached around some fields, stopping occasionally to dig the clagged-up wheels out while watching everyone else fly past

Taken the car for it’s annual service (they didn’t find anything wrong with it, but I’m of the opinion it’s on its last legs and will die a horrible death somewhere – there’s too many strange squeaks and rattles appearing) and tried to ride a century in less time than the mechanics needed to fettle it. I failed, but it was a nice day for a ride and I reckon they cheated somehow.

Discovered the 3 month old drivechain on the Ragley TD-1 was worn out.

Not ridden anywhere near as much as I’d liked. Though that’s set to change as I start to “crank things up a notch” after this weekend with more training for the Strathpuffer.

And this weekend I shall be attempting to drown Jase, after rubbish weather flooded our Daft Ride plans in Wales, on the closest-to-home epic ride yet.


  1. I have been a lazy boy also, November has been mad 2 job interviews, lots of overnight visits to RPH and the wife keeps adding stuff to the list. It all stops this weekend. give us a bell if you fancy a early Sunday ride any time. Saw Kasabin last night they where fandabi dozy 🙂

    Comment by Wayne — November 21, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

  2. Allo Dave – Youll be happy to hear i choose to ride SS at puffer so that`ll leave the top notch to you and carl and jase to fight for 😉 Just SSed the merida and puffer proofed the rig !

    Hows training going ? rode the bealach na Ba loop last week it felt good – thats more than i did for the puffer !

    Heading out on the inverness to durness loop on the 17th since i have a day off.

    Comment by Terry — December 4, 2009 @ 2:24 pm

  3. ‘ow do!

    I think both shaggy and JCVdV have proved before now the SSing your bike is no barrier to thrashing people at the strathpuffer – so don’t think you’re getting off that easily 😉

    Training’s going OK, starting to get a few more long rides in now and have got used to the whole “get rained on all day” thing too!
    Looking forward to staying in a hotel the night before/after too – like wot the pro’s do 😀

    Comment by dgpowell — December 4, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

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