Monthly Archives: July 2013

Left or right.

22C, heavy showers, CR- Distance: 35.98mi, time: 02:11:23, speed: 16.43mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/340593693 Hill walking builds up different muscles, most noticeably quads. You can feel the extra push forward over the top of the pedal stroke. Sprinting and hill climbing show the … Continue reading

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The road to Penmachno

22~18°C, wind bringing showers. Very heavy later. This desolate land, endless seas of grass torn in places by rock and forest. I am drawn here time after time. Such melancholic open space. Endless. Maybe one day I will camp the … Continue reading

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Rhinog afternoon.

22°C-ish,clearing but rain evening. Climbed Rhinog Fawr 724m alt (according to my phone GPS app). There were a few groups of people on the summit, mainly those who had taken the same route as I. We all agreed that Wales … Continue reading

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Llanbedr beach.

26°C, no. wind, no clouds. Moved camp. South to Llanbedr. There is a very nice flat walk around the old airfield. It’s a nature reserve with few paths. This shows in the lack of erosion of the ground, the bare … Continue reading

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Moel Hebog

20°C, Cloudy till later, strong wind on summit. Moel Lefn: walked into cloud but the route was easy enough to find if you check the compass often enough. There are 3 summits on this ridge walk; the last- the highest, … Continue reading

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Downpour

21°C, thunderstorms, Woke early to the sound of thunder, later came the downpour to beat all. Arrow ride tracked with MapMyRide! Distance: 42.79mi, time: 02:42:39, pace: 3:48min/mi, speed: 15.78mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/335549677 I went out on the Arrow after the rain fearing … Continue reading

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Imperial century.

19°C, grey, some drizzle, e wind. Long Ride! Distance: 101.72mi, time: 06:36:19, pace: 3:54min/mi, speed: 15.40mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/333764455 Finally done a 100 mile bicycle  ride. I took a steady pace right from the start and had two cafe stops. There was … Continue reading

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Day one.

19°C, mostly cloudy, windy. First job of the holiday is done. I used a palette out of the skip at work to make a new garden table. Before: After- The wood preservative is drying now so I can’t use the … Continue reading

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Devastation.

27°C, milky start. I feel loss- the dog’s favourite field hat been cut. The grasses have turned to seed and well. But those spectacular thistles are wiped out too, just as they reached flowering. Shame, because I enjoyed their magnificent … Continue reading

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Three rides.

27°C, more perfect weather. CA+CR 55miles. On a fine evening like this, what better way to use it than ride for hours, basking in the amber light. This 35miles, plus the usual 20 mile commute makes an impressive total for … Continue reading

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