Monthly Archives: April 2015

Are you cold today?

4°C clear start. Do you feel the cold more if your family is from Africa, or southern Asia? Many pupils at school think so. They all had anecdotes about their families at home who run the heating at home on … Continue reading

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Hard soil, Cyclocross.

I rode Cyclocross with MapMyRide+! Distance: 43.6mi, time: 03:38:57, pace: 5:01min/mi, speed: 11.96mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/958793413 Developed yesterday’s route, including that trail loop. It includes a steep, short descent with am immediate right turn. I nearly lost it on that curve since … Continue reading

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Disused railways.

10°C, brisk NW, grey sky and the rain has finished for now. I rode Cyclocross with MapMyRide+! Distance: 19.3mi, time: 01:41:30, pace: 5:16min/mi, speed: 11.4mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/957677509 Took a familiar route on canals and disused railway tracks. For variety, there are … Continue reading

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Cold dry start.

I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 50.1mi, time: 03:08:57, pace: 3:46min/mi, speed: 15.9mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/949380413 Cold dry start with light breeze from the north. Quite a contrast with yesterday’s blazing sunshine. I ducked out of Bannister Hill but went up Dalton … Continue reading

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Long shadows

15°C, no wind, no cloud either. Spectacular weather, not a cloud right down to the horizon. Even the usual haze near the horizon was minimal. We watched two men on horseback ride by. One said “he’s going” and they broke … Continue reading

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Brown-field site.

12°C, dry with white cloud and weak easterly. I love this time of year. My fascination for the inner city wasteland is greatest now until June. Here is the first shoots of artimesia absinthium, (or is it vulgaris). This plant … Continue reading

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Freedom evening ride.

I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 35.21mi, time: 02:09:06, pace: 3:40min/mi, speed: 16.37mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/942894543 Fast commute: crystal clear sky and warm air, that generates a lot of energy. As I got near Whittington, the Freedom cycles group passed, so I … Continue reading

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0.8 miles: POP!

17°C, milky sun and no wind. Started out on the Jake with the commuting wheels fitted. They have Schwalbe Durano tyres for the fast but puncture resistance. Less than a mile out a sharp high pop rang out. Instantly the … Continue reading

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Drying mud.

17°C, sun and negligible wind. Dry. I rode CX with MapMyRide+! Distance: 18.4mi, time: 01:47:20, pace: 5:51min/mi, speed: 10.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/931767171 Better weather brings dry air and warm sun. Each day sees the ground becoming dryer and firmer. I alternated rides … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, the rest of the country basks in sunshine.

I rode CX with MapMyRide+! Distance: 18.4mi, time: 01:47:20, pace: 5:51min/mi, speed: 10.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/931767171 Plod around some canal towpaths in figure-8 routes. On one bridge, a family stopped while dad fixed the lad’s puncture. That was his role for the … Continue reading

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