Monthly Archives: July 2015

Suitcase.

34°C, very hot, wind has dropped. No cloud. Your immune system is like airport security. If they find the slightest irregularity in your baggage, then they empty out your suitcase without a second’s thought. That’s how my night has been. … Continue reading

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Corsica ride 2.

I rode BTwin with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.74mi, time: 02:44:56, pace: 5:12min/mi, speed: 11.55mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1092923395 100times better.: enough breakfast, water and before the full heat of the day. Also, with a little fiddling with the gear adjuster screws, the bike offered … Continue reading

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BTwin in Corsica:1

I rode BTwin with MapMyRide+! Distance: 22.68mi, time: 02:05:10, pace: 5:31min/mi, speed: 10.87mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1091448741 Tough ride, tougher than it should have been, even considering the steep hills and tremendous heat. Oh, and the very strong wind. I felt terrible, maybe … Continue reading

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A conclusion in Wales.

16°C, woke to rain, brighter by lunch. It’s a shame to pack the tent away wet. Once decamped, a visit to Caffi Gwynant is the obvious thing to do. As I have discussed here before,  I have a fascination for … Continue reading

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Descend from Yr Aran.

16°C, strong W, clouds from 600m. Be warm and comfortable, those bits I got right. What spoilt my night’s sleep was the roar from the wind. At fairly regular intervals, the gusts would shake and whip the tarp. Awake at … Continue reading

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Under a tarp.

11°C, brisk W. Just below cloud base. Searched for hours for somewhere to bed down. Now I’m on the Bwlch between Yr Aran and an unnamed hill to the east. Altitude about 500m. Inside the bivvy is warm and the … Continue reading

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Ready with new kit.

Morning drizzle, 17°C, brighter this afternoon? Bivvy: the tarp and bivvy combination look okay, they were easy enough to set up. The idea is to go up Snowdon and make camp up there tonight. Just hope I don’t forget to … Continue reading

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Snowdon, arrived.

17°C, Clear with light W. Betws-y-Coed: used my DofE discount card to buy some kit. Firstly, an expedition rucksack. After trying on many, I got the Lowe Alpine 65 litre. It seemed to fit the best. Next, a Rab bivvy … Continue reading

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Caught in kite tails

22°C with a brisk SW. I’m bright sunshine. I rode Racelite-8 with MapMyRide+! Distance: 58.20mi, time: 03:52:32, pace: 4:00min/mi, speed: 15.02mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1069477853 Sunday Ride to Bosworth Water Park. As I coasted in, a guy with kids held into their kite. … Continue reading

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Hiking season.

Very dry spring into summer this year. To come: planning some trips to have some adventures and to build up my Dlog. I want to take the Hill and Moorland assessment early. Work wants me to do so too. For … Continue reading

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