Monthly Archives: December 2013

Angry green van.

CK- Distance: 44.37mi, time: 02:57:05, speed: 15.03mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/452001445 Wet roads; overnight rain has washed off problem mud, so the roads were good today. Southport has advanced stop lines (for bikes). The first one, on the southern approach to Southport has … Continue reading

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Regional habits.

7C, very strong SW wind. Tracked with MapMyRide! Distance: 21.03mi, time: 01:35:21, pace: 4:32min/mi, speed: 13.24mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/451560323 The above is probably wrong, short by a mile or two. It’s strange that the phone dropped the GPS signal in the same … Continue reading

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In a gale.

7C, v. Strong wind. Clear sunny. CK: Distance: 23.5mi, time: 01:33:50, speed: 15.03mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/450339929 Very strong wind from the south. The return leg across the flatlands called The Moss. With no cover the full blast of that wind blew across … Continue reading

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Drive safely.

Very wet later. 10°C. What can I do if I want to drive safely? I should use the motorway later today. But what can I do when I leave a space in front and cars cut in removing my stopping … Continue reading

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Riding around rainbows.

Rain & sun, 6°C, brisk SW Sunday ride, tracked with with MapMyRide! Distance: 52.1mi, time: 03:39:22, speed: 14.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/449529887 A long ribbon of dark cloud ran from the south-west. Under the darkest parts, the wind whipped up to quite a … Continue reading

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End of term.

I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 37.45mi, time: 02:39:28, speed: 14.09mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/448782769 A pretty poor average speed, though I did have my school bag on the back and many roads were coated in slimey red mud. What a fine way to … Continue reading

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Purloin the comestibles

3C. Heavy rain/sleet. End of term. It’s getting faster- the passage of time. This certainly has been a long and tiring term. But, less tiring than usual. I credit those extended rides home for the feelings of refreshment and satisfaction. … Continue reading

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Life Of Pi.

10C, some rain. Cycle- Distance: 50.20mi, time: 03:40:21, speed: 13.67mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/446467589 Pretty low speed ride, but my back is so stiff. This time of year, many cafes are closed. Some don’t open until February. Film- Life Of Pi. A film … Continue reading

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Rain please.

9°C, light S. Wind. CA-28 miles. Rain is forecast tomorrow, and I know this will sound odd, but I hope it is heavy. The roads are so greasy and slimey, the grip is a bit unpredictable in places. Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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Old clubmate.

7°C, light SW wind. Clear and dry. CA-38 miles. On the extended ride home. I happened across an old clubmate in the darkness. We illuminated the night with white headlights and talked of times old and new. The cycling club … Continue reading

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