Monthly Archives: May 2015

Foliage spiders

12°C, brisk W. Sunny. Took a tour of the garden this evening. There is plenty going on, digitalis, laburnum and lupins in flower. One of the lupins is broken, so I staked the others. Recent wind will have caught them. … Continue reading

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Green blood.

12°C, moderate W wind. Sunny and dry. I rode Jake cyclocross with MapMyRide+! Distance: 38.4mi, time: 03:00:16, pace: 4:41min/mi, speed: 12.8mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1006508127 It was  chilly early start this morning, and of course, the roads were very quiet. Good conditions even … Continue reading

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Arenig bothy.

11°C, sunny and calm. Return with a vague idea to walk to the bothy in the Arenig range. Called in the hiking shops in Betws-y-Coed first. That took more time than it should but I did get some good stuff- … Continue reading

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Cwm Caseg, Carneddeau.

11°C, cloud above 500m, NW breeze. Valley walk behind Carnedd Dafedd. A forgotten valley that is largely marshy with wide open vistas. Or at least when you can see them, low cloud often closed in and removed any visibility, no … Continue reading

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All along the Glyders.

12° to 7°C with moderate wind. Up at 6 and set off for breakfast at the pinnacle cafe, Capel Curig. Excellent and at a good price too. Bought a pair of summer gloves for days like today. Nice in the … Continue reading

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Llyn Ogwen, camp.

18°C, Clear sky, still. Arrived at the usual Llyn Ogwen camp to find it busy with bank holiday campers. The atmosphere is good though. Forecast for tomorrow is poor, 5°C at summits and in cloud. Rain all morning, some of … Continue reading

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200th mile.

11°C, light wind but dull grey. I rode Cyclocross Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 14.59mi, time: 01:22:24, pace: 5:39min/mi, speed: 10.62mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/996576491 Actually, it’s my 195th mile of the week, but so what? I have that empty feeling that comes after … Continue reading

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Canal commute.

19°C, light wind and clear sky. I rode Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.5mi, time: 01:19:18, pace: 4:48min/mi, speed: 12.5mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/994624185 Rode Cyclocross on the commute today. I took the normal route in, but returned along the canal. It winds around … Continue reading

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Fixed 61

12°C, white cloud and one shower. Strong W. I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 61.8mi, time: 04:26:08, pace: 4:18min/mi, speed: 13.9mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/988541573 Riding fixed in wind is not recommended. Wind is a weakness of single speed bikes, it turns the ride … Continue reading

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Plas-y-Brenin 3

13°C, brisk SW, sunny and cloud building later. Great conditions, though the wind is strong with attendant wind-chill. Bright sun that needs sun-block. Photo: very early sun on the Snowdon Horseshoe. Today’s route we planned ourselves. Our route started in … Continue reading

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