Cannock Chase

Wonderful day at Cannock Chase on the Bank Holiday Monday May 27 2013. The Sunday before I did 35 miles on a round trip to the Holyhead Road near Cosford to Walsall and back home. Did 8 plus miles at Cannock Chase but it felt like it was 20 miles, rough terrain does make a difference.

Cannock Chase Blue Route

Cannock Chase Blue Route


The Ride To RAF Cosford

I aim to ride with Whitney to RAF Cosford. I have been advised that I should do so in stages, so sometime ago I rode to Pattingham Golf Club. Then on the second trip I only made it to the heart of Wolverhampton and had to retire – a double puncture that had me walking home. Well not so this morning.

Now don’t go believing everything Strava says, their algorithm is a bit off. Cyclemeter reports 35.87 miles in 2:15:15 hours. I know this isn’t Grand Tour time for 60km but I am an old man!

Whitney at the A464 Holyhead Rd sign 26/05/13

Whitney’s New Sensor

So Whitney (my beautiful B’Twin Triban 7) has had an upgrade. I got the Topeak Cadence and Speed Sensor yesterday and installed. First run this morning to work proved everything A-Ok. Max cadence: 94 rpm Avg: 53 rpm. Have no idea if these are good figures but it’s good to know that it’s working.