Last ride of the year

A near minor mishap on the final ride of the year. Riding on a shared cycle-path with walkers, the quick release on my front brake popped out as I was going down hill, right in the direction of a couple of walkers at the bottom. Fortunately remedial action meant they weren’t in danger, but it was a heart-stopping experience for me at least.

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66kms/41 miles

It couldn’t have been a more perfect day for closing off the year: bright sunshine, fresh breeze, coffee and cakes at the house of some cycling friends, along with a crowd of other like-minded roadies. A great way to finish off the year.

Sharpening the pencil and doing the sums, I worked out the bottom line for the annual mileage in 2015. After hitting a personal best in 2014, I promised myself to keep the miles down to a more reasonable 10,000 this year, and only just overstepped the mark with 10,597 miles/17,053kms.

Steve Abraham, who has only done 63,616 miles this year…….eat your heart out!

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About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on December 31, 2015, in Cycling UK, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Interested to know your last min evasive action Frank ? Did you bail off ! Or bend down and push the quick release back in ? ! Must have been a bit wobbly ….

    • Sam, it wasn’t the quick release on the wheel, but the quick release on the cantilever brake you flick up when you want to take the wheel out. What it does is disengage the brake……..so I had no front brake, which happens to be the most important one for stopping in an emergency.

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