Monthly Archives: September 2015

Charmed visitor.

Foggy morning, and warm sun later. This gave me a start this morning. It was there, on my sleeve as I started to pull my jersey on. I was immediately enchanted. What a wonderful thing to see, it made my … Continue reading

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I’m the rusty one.

17°C, bright, warm and sunny. Drawing while I wait for a visitor. Boy, do I feel rusty. That feeling of edge-of-the-seat fear that it will come out badly driver you on. I need to do this more often.

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Supermoon lunar eclipse.

7°C, clear and still. Alarm set for 02.50am. Perfect conditions. I leant out the window and saw this. It only took half an hour to get the camera and tripod. My lens is limited to 200mm, so here’s the best … Continue reading

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Ride into the sunrise.

4°C, clear and still. I rode Cross with MapMyRide+! Distance: 15.8mi, time: 01:25:29, pace: 5:25min/mi, speed: 11.07mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1185515511 Relaxing way to start the weekend. This ride, along my favourite canal loop is always different. Today, these wispy cones of mist … Continue reading

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13st*13

6°C, sunny start, warm later. On the scales, the unexpected. I weigh less that the start of term, 3lbs less. Didn’t see that coming, I even thought it would read a slight increase. Still under the magic 14St 4. barrier … Continue reading

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3% is very close.

I rode Racelite-8 with MapMyRide+! Distance: 52.95mi, time: 03:25:58, pace: 3:53min/mi, speed: 15.43mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1166315675 At the end of every ride, you have to stop the recording and switch off the gps. Today, I caught it just in time, there was … Continue reading

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Volvo V60

18°C, heavy showers, then sunny. Poor car, it needs some work, but the cost could be equal to a new replacement. If not new, nearly new. Therefore, I’m shopping around. First way to eliminate a car is to sit in … Continue reading

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How to make a mistake.

I commuted with MapMyRide+! Distance: 9.91mi, time: 41:00, pace: 4:08min/mi, speed: 14.51mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1158327043 An ordinary ride but for the thick fog. About a quarter of drivers think it’s fine to drive in dense fog with lights switched off. I shouted … Continue reading

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Break even.

I rode Racelite-8 with MapMyRide+! Distance: 27.47mi, time: 01:47:06, pace: 3:54min/mi, speed: 15.4mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1155933491 Cars can cost a lot of money. Mine has been pretty good for a big car. It’s now 12 years old and has done 112,000 miles. … Continue reading

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Pigeon?

I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.42mi, time: 01:03:53, pace: 3:53min/mi, speed: 15.42mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1153061165 Not a long ride, but add on 10 miles from this morning’s commute. Speaking of that, something strange seen on the way to work. Under the … Continue reading

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