Happy days! Just back in from my second 40+ mile cycle of 2020! Well in fact, my longest cycle of the year, I did 43.68 miles. Which I’am more than pleased with! Next goal is to do 50 miles, so I can say I’ve done my first half century ride of the year.
Only bad thing about the cycle, was getting my first puncture of the year! Took me like 30 minutes, just getting the tire off the wheel! It was like, it had been glued on! Which of course, it wasn’t! Just not the tire off, in well over a year! Just so glad it was the front tire.
You can check out today’s route over at www.strava.com/activities/374729166
Here are some photos from the cycle, please, please, do post some comments! 🙂
More photos, like always can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2020/
I know this will be a hard one! Which is your favourite skinsuit? Since I know, it will hard one, you can choose two!
Need a reminder, what the other ones look like? Then check out www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/skinsuit/
Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during May 2020.
Number 1 (113 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Number 2 (42 views) : Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit
Number 3 (35 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Number 4 (31 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Number 5 (27 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
So pleased with myself, I did 103.2 miles of cycling last week. Making it the most miles, I’ve done this year in single week. But of course, that may sound great… But I’ve done 100 mile in single cycle before. So will only be extra happy, when I got closer to doing, 200 miles in single week!
At least one good thing, about not going back to work, till at least July (can see it, being much longer) and being told by the UK government, we can go out take unlimited outdoor exercise. I will not feel so bad about doing much longer cycles!
Here are some of my favourite cycling photos from last week.
Of course, many more photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2020/
Yet another great cycle, this time 27.26 miles, making it one of the longest so far this year! Was great getting in parts of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Rutland all in, during just one cycle.
You can check out the full route and stats from the cycle at www.strava.com/activities/3352282502
I will now leave you with some photos from the cycle!!!
Yet another very warm day for the start of April. So I had to make the most of it again and go out cycling wearing my Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit for the second time this year!
You can check out today’s mini cycle route at www.strava.com/activities/3279803974
Many more photos of myself wearing the Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit, can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/cycling/gear/castelli-body-paint-3.3-speed-suit/
Another great thing about this warm weather, is that I can go out cycling in my Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit for the first time this year!
You can check out today’s mini cycle route at www.strava.com/activities/3272409735
That’s me now done 55,000 miles of cycling, since April 2003. Which works out, doing an average of 3,235 miles each year! Of course, some years done well less than that. Others way more! The most in single year, was back in 2013, when I did 6,118.4 miles!
Here is the total number of miles for each year.
- 2003 – 1,148.7 miles
- 2004 – 1,585.6 miles
- 2005 – 2,091.8 miles
- 2006 – 2,166.3 miles
- 2007 – 1,072.7 miles
- 2008 – 1,807.5 miles
- 2009 – 2,685.9 miles – did the End to End cycle (JOGLE).
- 2010 – 4,001.3 miles
- 2011 – 5,066.0 miles
- 2012 – 5,289.5 miles – longest ever cycle – 101.62 miles.
- 2013 – 6,118.4 miles – most ever in a single year.
- 2014 – 5,334.9 miles
- 2015 – 2,341.4 miles
- 2016 – 4,583.8 miles
- 2017 – 4,147.5 miles
- 2018 – 3,158.5 miles
- 2019 – 2,357.9 miles
- 2020 – 44.8 miles
Here are some of my favourite cycling photos, during that time 🙂