12th May 2018 - getting back into the swing of things. Distance excludes half of the Innocent Railway tunnel as the Garmin stopped recording.
9th May 2018 - not going too far from home. Just a leg stretch
Time was a bit limited, and she started to badly jump gears midway which brought me to a close at 25 rather than 30 miles. 5th May 2018
18th Feb 2018
App Screenshot 18th February 2018
Sunday 4th February 2018 - the average speed is including stops, and average moving speed is 8.7 mph (which is still poor, but much of the route was busy). New Garmin - still getting the hang of it....
14th January 2018 - under instruction not to overdo things...
26th December 2017 - good spin but may have aggravated my Sciatica....
Sunday 3rd December 2017 - only new bit was a short stretch between Brunstane and River Esk Path - but at least I was going anticlockwise for a change. Bit of looping about to get to 30 miles today.
Extended home from Haymarket to secure the 40 miles for the day - Sunday 19th November 2017
Union Canal westbound Sunday 19th November 2017
Sunday 12th November 2017
24th September 2017 - local to ensure I was back for my soup!
Good 30 miles in - but the section from Balerno to Kirknewton was worse than it looked....
Sunday 29th October. The branch is quite steep from a standing start at Longniddry when your legs are already tired - that's what happens when you don't get a cycle for three weeks and insist on trying to get 30 miles, which I did by adding 2.5 miles back from Haymarket.
Clockwise circular with a Dalmeny House detour - how close was I to 2000 calories?
Home from Haymarket to get over 30 miles for the day
Fife Coastal Path - enjoyed most of it but there are a few bits which are less suitable for cyclists. Don't think I will be repeating it.
Sunday afternoon Balerno branch and back via the Union Canal 27th August 2017
Two weeks to Pedal for Scotland - good run out with pedalling most of the time.
Couple of dodgy readings but the average speed and distance all good... Loen, Norway
25th May 2017 - girls both out so just a run out. Managed to bag 279 on a 19 at Granton Square and a new Troms vessel into the bargain.
Local holiday Monday picks up Dunblane to Doune and then after an expensive stop to buy a lighweight rain jacket at Causewayhead, Menstrie to Alloa and then Alloa to Dollar giving three sections of closed railway. Alloa to Dollar is pretty gradient prone..
9th May 2017 - run up the Water of Leith Walkway and back - earned the beer and curry tea...!
6th May 2017 - wind at my back most of the way. The bit over the hill to Linlithgow from Bo'ness was a toil.
Lighter nights allowed the first weekday cycle of the year. I did not set out to draw the shape which I created - it was just a means of getting over 15 miles....
19th March 2017 - this was into a 20mph headwind the whole way. Add in a puncture just past Winchburgh followed by long stretches before Linlithgow which were very rough, and the pace fell away badly...
12th March 2017 - quick spin round before dinner. Happy with pace after a three week break...
Major pileup here. Wheel stuck in tramline. Didn't go well. Cracked elbow and various other damages which included a replacement saddle!
Wet and compacted leaves made for slow progress at times - that and too many hills. Over the bridge was easier than I thought!
First run with the new bike - good early pace held back by strong headwind along the front at Portobello. Slightly narrower tyres so taking it a bit easy at times in areas where there were leaves on the path....
Slow speed from Ravelston Dykes to Craigleith as I was caught up in the Kiltwalk - and then had the cheek to follow the route several times later on. Ian Rankin and Jackie Bird spotted (separately...) during the spin.