Jockey On

I’ve not had much luck with after market jockey wheels. I tried the BBB ceramics pictured, but they would have a tendency for riding over the chain on the lower jockey wheel requiring a back pedal to reset. 

This might however of been due to the derailleur hanger being out of line, I don’t know. The stock jockeys seem to have a range of float, so they arnt really affected by hangar alignment in a great way. 

But now, as my stock jockeys are considerably worn, it’s time to replace them. So I’m revisiting the alloy jockeys. 

Only time will tell if a straight derailleur hangar solved the chain mesh issue. 

A second is a lifetime.. 

I really thought that I might of got PB on this segment, but alas, I missed it by a second. One measly second. Oh well. I did however get a PB on the longer segment that this segment is part of, so that’s something at least.

wp-image--487355481However, I’m hoping the cyclist that came off on the A61, which is a nasty road to ride is ok. I stopped and asked if he was ok, said he was but looked a bit shaken.

That particular stretch of road is really bad, national speed limit and lots of twists and turns, and with it being a route to the motorway system sees a lot of heavy traffic.

The Ride

 

Loose cows

Today’s ride was an eventful one. As I’m heading down the cycle path, a rider goes by warning me to watch out for cows. 

Struck me as a lite strange as all the fields around there are arable, and there are no live stock farms for a good few miles. 

Round the corner, and bam. Straight into the buisness end of bovine hell. Shitting everywhere. They cleared down to a field containing wheat, trampling it to nothing as they went. On the way back, they seemed to be content to munch their way through the field. There is going to be one very pissed of farmer to deal with later I’d imagine. 

Mobile phones

Why do people still think it’s OK to use mobiles while driving? 

Everytime I walk to work, I see at least four drivers on mobile phones, just typing away. 

In my book, if you use a mobile while driving, you are an utter cockwomble. No its or buts, your a cockwomble. 

Weight.. 

For ages I’ve struggled with weight. I’ve been 260lbs for most of my adult life, with the occasional dip to below 250.

Well, it’s time to change that. My problem is, and always has been that I love food. I can’t help but dip into the biscuits or cake box. However that is to change. 

No more extreme snacking, more fruit. 

I’m already more active than most, with a very busy on your feet all day job walking on average 8 miles a day, and Cycling a minimum of 8 miles on my bike. So shedding the weight through activity isn’t an issue, it’s purely one of diet. 

So here go’s. 

Disgusting driving

This was recently posted on Twitter, and shows just how idiotic some peoples driving can be. 

This particular cockwomble needs to be charged, at the very least with dangerous driving. 

The company named on the van has apologised on twitter, but then immeadiatly deleted their account.