Monthly Archives: November 2014

Greyness.

9°C, sunny with light NW breeze, Sunday, rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 52.31mi, time: 03:29:03, pace: 4:00min/mi, speed: 15.01mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/807418955 In contrast to yesterday, today I saw colour, blue sky and golden autumn colours. Saturday, was it tiredness plus grey … Continue reading

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UKIP chairman “were racist”.

UKIP’s local chairman, Peter Cope wrote the letter below to the local paper. How to deal with this, let’s use numbers. Firstly, the population of Lichfield is 32,000 (from the 2011 census). So UKIP thinks that 32,000 x 5 = … Continue reading

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Swim,

7°C, drizzle, mist, Swim: after work. The weather is too awful for a ride today. I chose a pool that is on the way home, a place I haven’t been to since I was a 13 year old school child. … Continue reading

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Fifty.

2°C, thick fog in places. No ride, it’s Monday. Birthday goodness: good timing meant a music CD order arrived on this day. Damien Rice, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, Dustin O’halloran, Piano Sonatas Vol 2, Klasmos, Tindersticks, Ypres, Fred Frith, The … Continue reading

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Ten mile puncture.

I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 57.29mi, time: 03:59:47, pace: 4:11min/mi, speed: 14.33mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/802155773 Marred by a slow puncture for the last ten miles. In Parbold, the type started a swishing sound. I didn’t even realise what caused it, even … Continue reading

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Tired, take the singletrack.

9°C, grey misty but dry. Distance: 11.53mi, time: 51:01, pace: 4:25min/mi, speed: 13.56mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/799316005 Took the short route home, running on empty tanks. I hate November, it can only get worse. Another month before mid-winter, then another before the coldest … Continue reading

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Barn Owl.

9C, light SE dry and white cloud. Commute trade with MapMyRide+! Distance: 29.31mi, time: 02:02:21, pace: 4:10min/mi, speed: 14.38mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/798651481 Extended ride across the Tame valley. Near the river, well away from any lights apart from my own I saw … Continue reading

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Away from the big hill.

12°C, no real wind, but some NE, dry I rode single-speed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 47.85mi, time: 03:02:27, pace: 3:49min/mi, speed: 15.74mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/796848735 Once up to speed, the winter wheels aren’t too slow. But, under acceleration, hill climbing or out of … Continue reading

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Hour’s freshen up.

12°C,light SE, white cloud. I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.45mi, time: 01:01:23, pace: 3:44min/mi, speed: 16.08mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/796205985 Considering how grotty I felt earlier, this little ride was a transformation. Mid November seems quite mild as I didn’t need many … Continue reading

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Carpet.

11°C, strong southerly, Carpet fitters can only come to your house during work hours. Luckily, we had the afternoon off in lieu of presentation evening. They cut it fine though. I expected them at 1pm, but it was 3.30 before … Continue reading

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