About Pjm

Ex Zimbabwean long distance mountain biker and long distance hiker retired 70+ years old

Distance travelled

2,848 mi

Time in motion

354:59 h

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  1. Pjm went for a bike ride.

    July 24, 2021

    6.27 mi
    10.0 mph
    300 ft
    225 ft
    1. Pjm

      Called in cavalry to casavac my bike from Hertford Heath as I could not be bothered to check for cause so close to home.

      • July 24, 2021

  2. Pjm went mountain biking.

    July 20, 2021

    7.98 mi
    10.4 mph
    325 ft
    375 ft
    Cycling Dan and Lucky Luke like this.
    1. Pjm

      This was the return leg. The rain had stopped.

      • July 20, 2021

  3. Pjm went mountain biking.

    July 20, 2021

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    1. Pjm

      This was a test ride to the starting point of the Panshanger Parkrun on Saturday. Rain was bucketing down and I was drenched. Fortunately unlike Northern Ireland and Scotland last year it wasn't freezing and terrible headwinds.

      • July 20, 2021

  4. Pjm went running.

    June 18, 2021

    3.07 mi
    5.1 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    1. Pjm

      Snuck into the Panshanger Park from Panshanger Lane and warmed up trotting to the start. It is quite a long uphill at the start but I found the start easier than the previous route.Deep puddle at the end that I walked slowly through with water up to my ankles.

      • June 18, 2021

  5. Pjm planned a run.

    June 17, 2021

    3.14 mi
    4.8 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
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  6. Pjm went for a bike ride.

    June 14, 2021

    44.9 mi
    9.8 mph
    2,000 ft
    1,875 ft
    Cycling Dan, Frankie Komoot 🇬🇧 and 11 others like this.
    1. Pjm

      I was a bit ambitious with 100km for my first ride after yesterday's abandon.
      Having done 50km I suffered the most incredible cramp in both thighs simultaneously. I quickly turned into a side street and threw myself on the ground. Lathered on Deep Heat and pulled on leggings that I should have done sooner.
      By the time I left Walkern I realised I had to call in the evacuation team.
      Riding a gravel bike route on my touring bike with no suspension was "interesting" I felt every bump as I had read online that my Maxxis Minion tyre pressure is 2.5 bar - higher than I have used previously. I will lower it to 2bar.
      A large part of the route I had previously ridden on my Boardman MTB.
      The downhill gravel sections were fast and some tricky to handle. But I loved it. Thanks SteveP

      • June 14, 2021

  7. Pjm went mountain biking.

    June 13, 2021

    Lucky Luke, Adam VdB and 3 others like this.
  8. Pjm went for a bike ride.

    May 9, 2021

    13.7 mi
    9.7 mph
    600 ft
    750 ft
    1. Pjm

      Return from Stevenage by the short route after spending all day breaking bricks to help my friend prepare the hard core for the base for his massive shed 5.5m x 2.5m.
      So the ride home was tough.
      Near home I ended up flat on the road and luckily pulled me and bike off the road before a Tesco delivery driver kindly stopped to ask if I was OK.

      • May 9, 2021

  9. Pjm went for a bike ride.

    May 9, 2021

    26.0 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,050 ft
    900 ft
    Eds, Cycling Dan and 3 others like this.
  10. Pjm went for a bike ride.

    April 25, 2021

    Eds, Avinash Ghanate and 8 others like this.
    1. Pjm

      First cycle of any real distance since early October . 60km. Pretty happy with how I did.
      There was nobody on any of the off road sections and very quiet on the rest with very few cyclists or walkers.
      I had to battle the headwinds on the way to White Roding and put on leggings to stave off cramps in the cold on the way back. Some of the off road were very bumpy (I have no suspension on my touring bike). Horses had churned up some section that are now dry and hard as rock.Thanks MickeyMiles I extended your ride to Hoddesdon and tweaked it a bit.

      • April 25, 2021

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