Miles:
34526 total / 3113 in 2014
Goal:

To RIDE, RIDE, and RIDE again weather permitting and to hook up with as many DM'ers is personas possible

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Kevin logged 34526 miles.

Last workout 9 days ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. VELO
    new Shed Ordered

    Still recovering from the Op on my leg and the Doctors won't let me start riding yet.
    So as I am having "Betsy" my 1992 steel framer rebuilt and rebuilding a new frame that I picked... read more

    • Ilias P.
      Ilias P.

      Besides the turbo trainer for static bliss you'll need a tv monitor say 29 inches and more and a Fan to circulate the air. The tv monitor must have an HDMI input so you play anything from the laptop. And there is no limit.

      9 days ago Like

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    • Mike D.
      Mike D.

      Great that you are being productive. Watch the caloric intake though! Fruits and veggies . . .

      7 days ago Like

    • Penrhyn David Y
      Penrhyn David Y

      Just managing to tick along Kevin. Keep the spirits up mate!

      6 days ago Like

  2. Shared Photo

    My good mate Sean has given me Velodrome ScaleXtric to help pass the lonesome recovery hours. So if anyone has a spare few minutes come and join me it's fab

  3. Shared Photo

    Well I have been to the hospital and had the wound checked and the skin graft is taking nicely. As you can see it is a bit bigger than I thought but hopefully they have got everything and it is jus... read more

    • Sue R.
      Sue R.

      Ouch Kevin!! Healing thoughts and prayers for you!!

      18 days ago Like

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    • Julie S.
      Julie S.

      Oh, my goodness! I hope you heal quickly!!!

      15 days ago Like

    • Kelly P.
      Kelly P.

      Man... that is huge buddy. It's bigger than normal because they make sure to get it all! I had skin cancer under my eye and had a hole that looked like that but was the size of a quarter. fortunately it healed quite nicely. I'm sure that will too. For now, it looks like a JASON movie leg prop! lol Stay healthy Kev.

      13 days ago Like

  4. VELO
    Had the OP

    I am back home after ny operation. It was bigger than I thought and with the wider excision and a skin graft I will be off the bike for around 6 weeks, still it means I am at home and can watch eve... read more

  5. Shared Photo

    And finally a brand new Condor metal head badge. The bike was an original Condor frame, so it deserved to be shown. I just cant wait to get her built up. New Campag Record triple chainset, new Camp... read more

  6. Shared Photo

    Touch of bling I gad the Coumbus rear and front dropouts chromed

  7. Shared Photo

    Fancy lug detailing and a new Reybolds 753 badge bringing her back to her former glory

  8. Shared Photo

    This Betsy today after picking up the frame from the reapir shop. New seat tube and a brand new paint job

    • Kelly P.
      Kelly P.

      DUDE! You got a Kevin McDermontt Bike frame! Get the F(#% out! I want one! Eddy Merckx must be drooling! Hey man, awesome stuff. Very cool to get your name too. Show us the final build please! I'm sure it'll enjoy years of WAZ and sunshine with you!

      28 days ago Like

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    • Leigh A.
      Leigh A.

      Reynolds badges/frame transfers are just so cool and durable. Just given my old Harry Hall mtb to a charity so they can 'Yarn Bomb' it! Only eight were made and I've had two of them.......the frame was well used but the Reynolds 531 ATB sticker thingy was perfect!

      27 days ago Like1 person

    • 26x25
      26x25

      Superb

      22 days ago Like

  9. Shared Photo

    This is Betsy after the crash in 2012 when I hit the pothole. You can see the damge to the paintwork and the snapped seat tube

  10. VELO
    Part of the Tour Stage 2 49.8 mi 03:19 15.0mph pace

    With the tour hitting the Uk on Saturday and stage 2 passing only 16 miles from where i live myself and my good friend Alun went to have a look. As I am having an Operation on my leg on Friday I wi... read more

  11. VELO
    3 Counties 42.8 mi 02:49 15.2mph pace

    Didn't get out until the afternoon as it was Wazzing it down in the morning
    Nice ride just happy to rack up the miles

  12. VELO
    Nice weather so you have to ride 46.7 mi 03:12 14.6mph pace

    We have been fortunate with reasonable weather over the last two weeks. Today was cloudy but warm at 17C wind at 10mph so a good day for riding. Got the chores done and headed out around 1.00pm. I ... read more

    • Barbara
      Barbara

      Great to hear your having some good cycling weather Kevin, ive missed your posts. Got caught in nasty lightening and downpour last week < made me think of you and your waz count. I was drenched fortunately only a block from school , so used the hand dryers to help dry me out lol

      about 1 month ago Like

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    • Julie S.
      Julie S.

      Great miles!

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Scott J.
      Scott J.

      Fantastic ride Kevin. Huge miles and a nice pace there. Great job.

      about 1 month ago Like

  13. VELO
    Time to come clean

    I have been missing from the site for a while, just dipping in now and then. As you may remember in April just prior to my cycling trip to Mallorca I had a warty thing removed from my right calf. T... read more

    • Eric M.
      Eric M.

      Praying for you Kevin. If anybody can kick cancer's butt, I think it's you! Can't wait to see some pics of the refurbished Betsy.

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

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    • Marybeth P.
      Marybeth P.

      Just now reading this Kev, sorry I didn't see sooner. Many good thoughts & prayers for you & your family! I'm definitely putting you in the 60%+ category!!
      I just know the best way to enjoy a pint in England would be with you my friend:)) Take care....hugs to all..xxx

      29 days ago Like

    • Ilias P.
      Ilias P.

      Kevin, you are prepared to face any difficulty. (we All face, or are going to face, these kind of difficulties, in a matter of time, sooner or later_the same story). You are calm and encouraging Leader , as I got to know you through this social network. *(Much of what I achieved was by reading your posts).
      ManUp ! Positive thinking. I am next to you. Smiling. My brother

      27 days ago Like

  14. VELO
    Battle of Bannockburn 73.7 mi 05:01 14.7mph pace

    I was up in Scotland over the weekend seeing some friends and Lesley let me take the bike. We had gone up to help with the Battle Of Bannockburn 700 anniversary 10km charity run. (7ooth anniversary... read more

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      founds fun! :) Didn't know about the battle, but my knowledge of that part of history is limited...

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Greg W.
      Greg W.

      nice ride, I trust there was ample vertical movement i.e. hills as well! :)

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Scott J.
      Scott J.

      Fantastic ride Kevin! Great job. Sounds like an amazing ride!

      about 1 month ago Like

  15. VELO
    Back test 38.7 mi 02:34 15.1mph pace

    Finally got out on the bike on Friday. The back issue turned into Siatica and the main pain was in my lower right leg. After going to the Docs and getting some stronger anti inflamatories and pain ... read more

    • Ashley V.
      Ashley V. Feel Better
      Feel Better:

      Glad you were able to get back on the bike!

      about 1 month ago

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    • Robert J.
      Robert J.

      Glad you're back in the saddle. Back pain can be debilitating. I know - I have shots in my lower back every four months.

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Kelly P.
      Kelly P.

      So sorry about the health issues my friend. When it rains it pours it seems. Or is it called WAZ! Hope you feel better soon with the back. Yes, the conditioning thing fades in an aweful hurry. Just get out there when your body is ready for it. No sooner.

      about 1 month ago Like

  16. Sorry I have not been posting for a few days but I have pulled a muscle in my back, I did it by lifing and extremely heavy (one gram) piece of paper then reaching across a desk to place it in an en... read more

    • Julie S.
      Julie S.

      Yep, that's how back injuries happen. Not when you are doing the massive stuff, but later when you are doing something small and inane. Hope you recovery quickly!!!!!

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

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    • Kelly P.
      Kelly P.

      How the back buddy?

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Robert J.
      Robert J.

      That's okay, I strained my back a few months ago when scooping my cats' litter box. Talk about some large, heavy lumps...

      about 1 month ago Like

  17. VELO
    30 miles around the valley 31 mi

    Just a pootle aound the Rossendale valley

    • Kelly P.
      Kelly P.

      I'm guessing "Pootle" means a lovely relaxing ride? I know English was invented over there but words like Pootle and WAZ have me wondering if beer has influenced change. ha-ha. Nice Pootle mate! How was your trip?

      2 months ago Like

    • George S.
      George S.

      Nice ride Kevin!

      2 months ago Like

    • Leigh A.
      Leigh A.

      Nice one Kevin.

      2 months ago Like

    • Scott J.
      Scott J.

      Nice pootie!

      about 1 month ago Like

  18. VELO
    In the saddle 23 mi

    Just out and about

  19. VELO
    Post work spin 26 mi

    Leg loosener before tea

  20. VELO
    In the saddle 22 mi

    just riding