Monthly Archives: August 2015

82 out of 100.

17°C, no wind, grey sky to start and light rain after lunch. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 82.56mi, time: 05:38:45, pace: 4:06min/mi, speed: 14.62mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1144905001 I wanted 100 but had to settle  with 82 miles today. Afternoon rain and … Continue reading

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Rainford loop.

I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 30.75mi, time: 01:54:58, pace: 3:44min/mi, speed: 16.05mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1140508727 A quiet, flat route with good roads. Only one week to go, and I’ve hardly been home. Got a ton of marking to complete next week.

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Summer summary.

I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 42.2mi, time: 02:35:11, pace: 3:41min/mi, speed: 16.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1137096633 Back down, and looking back to one of the most adventurous summers I can recall. Mountains, in Wales, Corsica and Scotland. Slept in a bivvy bag, … Continue reading

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6 hour delay on the A82.

21°C, brisk SW wind, bright sun, torrential rain in North England. Picked up two hitchhikers in Glen Coe who wanted Glasgow. A young couple from Brittany who were headed home. I offered to take them as far as Preston. Good … Continue reading

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Gairich, 918m.

14°C, falling breeze, run but rain pm hill fog too. A very boggy approach, especially near the start, by the dam. Gairich has quite a long, gentle lead-in with steep schist rocks near the top. It took me about 5.5 … Continue reading

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Falls of Glomach,

13°C, SW breeze that brought heavy rain later. Rainy day walk; it’s quite logical to use a wet day to walk low level to waterfall. This one is supposed to be the highest single drop in Scotland.The walk starts after … Continue reading

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Part 2: Maol Chean-dearg, 933m.

Rain cleared before dawn. 12°C, building breeze. Woke before 6 and fixed breakfast. Re-packing the bag took a while but I made time for sweeping out the bothy. My sleep in the night was good but had a strange interruption. … Continue reading

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Part 1: Sgurr Rhuadh, 966m.

Bright sun and stiff breeze to start. Ended with rain set-in and building wind. 12C, I lie alone in a bothy with roaring wind outside. Here’s what I have done: Sgurr Rhuadh, a fairly remote munro that requires a long … Continue reading

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Torridon rest day.

16°C, fine summer’s day. Some breeze has kept the midges under control. However, though I feel the enthusiasm, as soon as any walking turns uphill, then my legs complain. Therefore, cafes, drives to interesting places and general slowness is on … Continue reading

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Beinn Alligin.

13°C, milky overcast and zero wind. 2 munros, Sgurr Mor, 986m, and  Tom na Gruagaich, 922.m. The Horns (Na Rathaoan) is a Corbet. Start 9.00 and back at camp at 19.15 including walk in and out time. The horns of … Continue reading

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