Monthly Archives: Sep 2014


19°C, light wind and sky. Night drawing in. rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.45mi, time: 01:05:40, pace: 3:59min/mi, speed: 15.03mi/h. Yes, energy is back. The fizz is anyway. Another week and my legs should feel stronger. For now, I … Continue reading

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Grey start, 19°C, grey and light W2. I rode Fixed 16. MapMyRide+! Distance: 35.04mi, time: 02:11:08, pace: 3:45min/mi, speed: 16.03mi/h. I had the fizz in my legs which felt great. Split speeds were good enough, a few mph down, … Continue reading

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17°C, SW2, sunny dry. Tracked fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 13.82mi, time: 55:43, pace: 4:02min/mi, speed: 14.89mi/h. Slow ride to recover, it’s been two weeks since I last rode home from work. Not fully restored, but if I ease back … Continue reading

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Got up and went.

10°C, rain at last. First rain of the month. The ground is very dry, dusty and hard. I have missed much of it with this persistent cold. Rain smells different when it falls on dry ground, after a while, a … Continue reading

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Galaxy Mini 3.

17°C, grey still. Still poorly, but the aches and racing heart has stopped. Today has been restful. Just good day then, to set up a new phone. I bought a Samsung Mini 3 which seems to work far better. There … Continue reading

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Thump thump.

Sunday.16°C white cloud, no wind and dry. Thumping heart, sore throat and low energy. The first cold of the new academic year has come early this time. Last year, I was clear until after mid-winter. This means no cycling and … Continue reading

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Black facias

18°C NW2, crystal clear blue. Bike ride,tracked with MapMyRide! Distance: 54.64mi, time: 03:25:38, pace: 3:46min/mi, speed: 15.94mi/h. Conscious of cadence, I rode in a lower gear and spun quickly with low pressure. Often, I see novice riders who are … Continue reading

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Chernobyl Diaries

Sat. 18°C, Film- Chernobyl Diaries; a shock-horror film set in Pripyat, Ukraine. As you know, it’s the site of the Chernobyl disaster in the 1980s. The film makers have exploited the eerie atmosphere of that abandoned city and joined the … Continue reading

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Sat. 19°C white cloud. No wind. This is the strangest stone in my possession. It’s twice the weight, for its size, compared with others. It can’t be scratched with screw-driver and is slightly magnetic. It does have some characteristics of … Continue reading

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Scrumping ride.

18°C no wind, grey sky. Distance: 18.27mi, time: 01:10:46, pace: 3:52min/mi, speed: 15.49mi/h. This app is becoming very unreliable. This morning, it took 9 minutes to load, including many re-starts and a phone re-boot. This afternoon was no better. … Continue reading

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