Category Archives: Bike Log

Marv’s September Bike Log

Dear Rouleurs,

Here’s my greatly delayed bike log for September.  Garmin, you suck, have fixed their website and enabled the CVS download feature again.  About time!!!  Anyhooo……

September was another month messed up by YAFF – yet another f&%king flu, at the start and in the middle of the month.  Gap in the middle coincided with a very cold Qualifying Final at the MCG.  About 5 days later, YAFF was back and putting MMT out of action.  Happily, I was well enough to attend the Preliminary Final, 2 weeks later.  Still it meant that I rode for about 2 and 1/2 weeks of the month.  Hence the incredibly crap total of 444 km.  So here’s my monthly graph.  Its distinguished by flatline totals at the start and month of the month.

As a consequence, MMT missed his his monthly target by nearly 100km.    MMT is hoping for much better health and progress in October. Needless to say my Suffer Scores are pretty poor as well.

My ride log is found here.

Until next blog, ride safe.

Marv

Garmin…you suck

Dear Rouleurs,

Alas life and work have been conspiring to keep MMT away from blogging.  However, much to my annoyance, the frigging Garmin site upgrade broke the download CVS feature which means MMT can’t write up his bike for October.

MMT was so irritated by this that  he designed Garmin, a new corporate logo in keeping with the site’s shortcomings.

MMT visiteded the Garmin customer forum and discovered that there were, as of today, 31 complaints listed already.

Garmin fix the bloody site, before I swap to Wahoo or Polar.

Not a happy camper

MMT

Marv’s July Bike Log

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Dear Rouleurs,

July was a much better month for cycling around Melbourne and happily MMT wasn’t too badly messed about YAFF in the form of  Laryngitis.  The highlight of the month was the two rides he had in Sydney in late July.  Unfortunately, RCC Sydney didn’t have a spare bike on short notice.  So instead, MMT turned to Livelo, which provided a very serviceable SWIFT.  More on that next blog.

This meant I exceeded my monthly target by a solid 130 km.  However the overall total yearly total is still 704 km ahead of yearly target.  That’s about 6 weeks in terms of time.  So here’s my usual graphs.  As you can see a week was lost at the start, and daily totals were much lower than last month.

Weirdly, while the monthly kilometres was up, MMT’s average suffer score fell again, May (46), June (39) and then in July (36).  MMT suspects that skipping Thursday speedfests with RCCMEL might have something to do with it.

My ride log is found here.

Until next blog, ride safe.

Marv

Marv’s June Bike Log

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Dear Rouleurs,

June wasn’t much fun as ‘Winter is coming’ moved into ‘Winter has returned’.  Cold temperatures and winds, meant MMT buying a new Castelli jacket and wondering why he was feeling the cold so much, this year.  The first week of was a write-off, with MMT catching Yet Another F$%&king Flu (YAFF) from his darling daughter.  Hence the month’s riding amounted to just over 600 km.    It took a few weeks to shake off as well.

This meant I exceeded my monthly target by just 50km…boo.  However the overall total yearly total is still 704 km ahead of yearly target.  That’s about 6 weeks in terms of time.  So here’s my usual graphs.  As you can see a week was lost at the start, and daily totals were much lower than last month.

Not surprisingly my suffer scores for June were way down.  Last month, MMT’s monthly average was 46.  This month its was 39.

My ride log is found here.

Until next blog, ride safe.

Marv