Monthly Archives: Mar 2015

Easter chills.

8°C, strong NW with heavy rain pm. Scratch plans: no cycling, camping, nor hiking. The weather is terrible and I am full of cold. Even cutting some planks for the fire, I was left exhausted. So otherwise, I  can’t do … Continue reading

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11°C, brisk westerly carrying showers. Plans: may be abandoned for this coming week. Abandoned so far: Ride to work on the cross bike and return along canals. Felt ill yesterday. CX ride to Fradley junction. Same. Camping in Wales next … Continue reading

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It’s still cold.

I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.5mi, time: 01:07:07, pace: 4:05min/mi, speed: 14.7mi/h. Air quickly chilled tonight. Clear sky has let the little warmth escape into the blue. Venus lies near the thin crescent moon, a reminder of Friday’s … Continue reading

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Breaking: cyclist jumps red light.

7°C, mostly dry. Yesterday, I ran a red light. I had no choice. At the lights at Stanley Gate in Lancashire is on a normal four way junction. I approached from the north and stopped on red. Then the lights … Continue reading

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One more mile.

I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 58.3mi, time: 03:37:10, pace: 3:43min/mi, speed: 16.2mi/h. Spring ride no.1: and it was a good one. With the summer wheels fitted and fresh brake blocks, the bike was ready. And, so was I. … Continue reading

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Bostin headache.

8°C, light NW, white cloud. I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.2mi, time: 01:08:00, pace: 4:12min/mi, speed: 14.3mi/h. Took one of the shorter routes back to my sanctuary. A headache started in the last hour at work. It lifted … Continue reading

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My eclipse.

8°C, light NW, Clear. Started cloudy on the ride in. But as the miles passed, clouds cleared. That boosted my optimism and correspondingly -speed. The eclipse began just as I got out of the shower. My pictures were taken on … Continue reading

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Puncture 14.

I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.44mi, time: 01:09:37, pace: 4:14min/mi, speed: 14.2mi/h. Unbelievable, fourteenth puncture of the year! That’s more than I usually get in five years. I know random events easily occur in clusters, but that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Racelite, first outing.

I rode Racelite 8 with MapMyRide+! Distance: 26.6mi, time: 01:48:53, pace: 4:06min/mi, speed: 14.7mi/h. Dry and cold: so took the summer bike out for the first time this year. It was more a test ride than anything. I certainly … Continue reading

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Wheels weighed.

7°C. Light cool wind. Grey overcast. New wheels, for the cross bike when commuting. I had them built up with Schwalbe tyres which promise resistance to punctures. They are not especially light, and don’t need to be. They simply have … Continue reading

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