Monthly Archives: March 2013

Thaw.

-2° to +7°C, E wind, clear. Lancashire: with MapMyRide! Distance: 57.2mi, speed: 14.8mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/view_route?r=5025384110261010433 Well, that was much easier. In comparison to the ride on Friday; faster, further and easier. All that on the fixed too. Traffic was light, either … Continue reading

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Innit

6°C, clear. “innit”

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Derby lane snowdrifts.

4C,cold light snow showers. Rode in Leicestershire with MapMyRide! Distance: 51.22mi, time: 03:44:45, http://mapmyride.com/view_route?r=9110435700007763969 Dry but Derby lane was impassable because of snow drifts. Other cyclists warned me about the route, but the northern end of the road was clear. … Continue reading

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Can we skip spring and go straight to summer?

-3° to+4°C, NE brisk. Spring has been cancelled this year which has made a lot of people very angry and is universally regarded as a bad idea. Days are about ten degrees below average for Easter. A camping/hiking trip is … Continue reading

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Spring is waiting.

3° +3°C, brisk, cold easterly. fizzy legs: missed my big week’s ride, no turbo time either. But at least the bulk of that marking mountain is demolished.

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Stucked this time.

-2°C, heavy snow. It stuck overnight, we certainly did not expect this much. Yesterday we hoped for a snow day but got slush. Today, the third day of spring, it’s proper snow, about 3 inches deep. Easterly wind is lifting … Continue reading

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Winter marches on.

4°C, grey, Drawing on: snow forecast for tomorrow, winter is stubborn this year. Yes, we have been spoilt by a string of early springs. Nearly Easter, but the magnolia is nowhere near in bloom. Temperatures have topped 4°C over this … Continue reading

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Cherry bird cage.

4°C, grey, NE. What is this? There is a clump of thin branches in this cherry tree. It’s like a deformation, an odd lamp-shade shape. They have been like this for years, but most of the time, hidden by foliage. … Continue reading

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Bannister hill

6°C, some rain. Busied today doing work things. I have a secret glider in the attic for the escape. Rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 28.89mi, time: 01:44′ speed: 16.64mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/view_route?r=7630849290788667393 There is a gap in that route, probably the GPS signal … Continue reading

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Walker Gallery.

7°C, some rain, Liverpool makes a great day out. The Walker Gallery holds a very fine collection. There were a few gems, this landscape hides a meteorite. Maybe I was drawn in after this week’s comet. After enquiries at the … Continue reading

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