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Ended the week on 190.6 miles!

So pleased with myself! I ended up doing 190.6 miles of cycling this week! My goal had been 200 miles, but still more than pleased with that total!

P.S. Give me a follow on Strava at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

Here are some photos from today’s two cycles:-

adidas Team GB 2016 replica kit

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

Third 30+ mile cycle of 2021

Happy days! That’s me just done my third 30+ mile cycle of 2021! I did 31.22 miles, which I am very pleased with! Hoping to get at leat one 40+ mile ride in during May! See what happens!!

You can check the route at www.strava.com/activities/5231226936

Hunter Speedsuit RTR lycra met cap Retro PINK

Hunter Speedsuit RTR lycra met cap Retro PINK

Hunter Speedsuit RTR lycra met cap Retro PINK

Before and after my bike got fixed!

So glad, my bike has been fixed now and had a full service!

Here is what he looked like, before it got fixed! Sorry my bike is male, why would I want to ride a female! LOL!


Here is what, he looks like now! Just like having a new bike again! πŸ™‚

Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16 bike is back on the road!

Happy days! At long, long last, I’ve got my Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16 bike fixed and fully serviced! I broke one of the cranks, way back in July of last year! So just need to put a new pedal on him and he’s good to go!!

It also needed, two new break pads, bottom bracket and a very good wash!


Sorry about all the Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit photos…

So sorry, about all the Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit photos, that I’ve been posting over the last number of days…. I can’t stop, wearing it while out cycling! It feels and looks so good on!

Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit

If, you do want to see more photos, then head over to www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/cycling/gear/castelli-body-paint-3.3-speed-suit/

BIKE Channel UK now Freesat

Bike-Logo-RGBBIKE, the first television channel entirely dedicated to the world of cycling, is now available for free on Freesat.

Now available on Freesat channel 251, we will be treated to world-class live and exclusive coverage of many of the season’s top professional races, including the Gent-Wevelgem, Tour de Romandie and Giro del Trentino.

I am so looking forward to seeing lots of HOT cyclists in Lycra!! πŸ™‚

Longest cycle on the new bike…

That’s me not long back in from doing the longest cycle on the bike so far! I did 36.45 miles! I would have liked to have done over 40 miles! But all the rain, wind and even the hail was starting to do my head in! It’s feeling more like February, than late April! I am normally out in my shorts by now! It’s still way, way to cold for that!!

I will now leave you with the route map, elevation graph, route statistics and photos.

Route map:-

26-04-2016 - bike ride route map

Elevation graph:-

26-04-2016 - bike ride elevation graph

Route statistics:-

  • Start time: 1:00 pm.
  • Distance: 36.45 miles.
  • Time: 2:56:06 (h:m:s).
  • Elapsed Time: 3:20:30 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.4 mph.
  • Max Speed: 31.4 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 339 meters.
  • Min Elevation: 10 meters.
  • Max Elevation: 88 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Photos:-

Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc '16
Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16
Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16

First ride – Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16

At long last, I got out my first ride on my new bike. I got my Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16 on Tuesday from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Operative. But I’ve had a cold/flu but thing most of the week! So going out on it, would not have been a good idea! But so pleased, I’ve got to use it at long last!

I went for a 22.81 mile cycle ride! Making it the longest Saturday ride, I’ve done this year so far! Think I’ve already, falling in love with it!



Garmin Edge 1000

Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16

So happy my new bike got delivered today from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Operative. It set me back Β£550. The only reason I got it, was since my Mum give myself and my bothers Β£1,000 each, for her 70th Birthday! Think I’ve got the worlds best MUM!!! πŸ˜€

I’ve still to give it a test ride. I really wanted to give it a go today, but trying to get over a bad cold/flu bug thinly!

Of course the big question is, do I remove the bell??



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