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A blast from my past!

Whilst searching on the AllTrails website I discovered this little blast from the past which I uploaded to EveryTrail in 2008.

The original post came about when I discovered my 1956 YHA card. I then did a plot connecting up the Youth Hostels as much I could remember from when I was 8 years old. Staggering to think I did over 80 miles and all that climbing on a single speed bike 🙂 With my parents (late forties), brother (12) and sister (10)

Geoff Jones bike ride when I was 8
Rough Route connecting the Youth Hostels

Cluster analysis of my cycling speed versus distance

A very interesting, for me, cluster analysis of my cycling speed versus distance made using the Strava Wind Analysis website

As you can see the shorter the distance ridden the slower I ride 🙁 Obviously when I’m touring on a loaded bike I ride much shorter distances.

Geoff Jones cycling speed versus distance
Cycling ride distance versus speed

Interesting that my speed on Audaxes is always between 20 kph to 23kph irrespective of distance, well upto 300km 🙂 anyway.

The fastest ride is the 25.9kph ridden with Sally’s TTT group on my Fixie.
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Falling of a cliff!

Interesting to see the latest number of UK House sales plotted by Dougal as you can see quite a cliff edge.

In May 2019 there were only 25,335 sales the previous lowest was in Feb 2009 with 28,507 sales. So this is the lowest monthly sales figures in at least 24 years! Will be very interesting to see when this gets reflected in price reductions.

UK Monthly Property_sales

Elevate your Strava

Geoff Jones Cycling distances
Mileage Comparison Chart

Using the excellent Chrome Elevate for Strava extension  I have now produced this pretty chart.

As you can see my cycling distance is now down  1,537 miles from the same date in 2018, meaning if I’m to do the same mileage as last year I have to now pedal 6,374 miles in the remaining 188 days of 2019 or 34 miles a day 🙂

I had better leave the computer and get on the bike and do my 34 miles 🙂

Oops forgot the bike computer stuff was all in km so the ride was only 23.7 miles 🙁 instead of the required 54km