Monthly Archives: October 2015

Another short spin.

12°C, light S  breeze. White stratus. I rode Paddy Wagon, with MapMyRide+! Distance: 24.09mi, time: 01:33:27, pace: 3:53min/mi, speed: 15.47mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1230179587 This short ride felt normal. All I want to do is build back some form.

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Back to life.

13°C, grey, warm and dry. Those numerous symptoms are largely gone. Fizzy legs are back, mouth ulcers gone as has the malaise. Which bike today? Meanwhile, an LP plays in the background. Here is one I have not given a … Continue reading

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Still a bit off.

10°C, bright sun. Dry too. I tire easily, the thought of cycle ride today does not make the fizzy feeling like it normally does. At least my weight has stabilised at 13st. 13 Tricky: Angels with Dirty Faces. A warm … Continue reading

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A fine problem to have.

8°C, still and light. Cold. It’s a fine problem, to decide which bike to ride today: Jake, the cyclocross; Arrow, the mudguard winter ride; summer racing bike- Racelite. I’m recovering from a virus thing, so to be cautious- it’s cyclocross … Continue reading

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Drawing is frightening.

10°C, stormy rain. In a hotel in Wilmslow. Drawing makes your mind run at double-speed, you get hot and will have to take a layer off. No inconvenience imposed on a sitter there. No reference either. Too many espresso coffees … Continue reading

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Too bright?

Are modern cycle lights too bright? I’ve just taken delivery of a Knogg Blinder. At 44 lumins it’s nearly double the brightness of the light it replaces. Great, I feel safer. But. Is it a problem for anybody else, you … Continue reading

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Rubbish.

I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 11.51mi, time: 47:27, pace: 4:07min/mi, speed: 14.56mi/h. Slow. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1218989531 Mediocre ride with the energy sapping virus’s return the culprit. 12 days feeling ill, some at home. On a return to health, pent up energy … Continue reading

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Quiet day in the driving seat.

10°C, calm grey and dry. As she walks in the room Scented and tall Hesitating once more And as I take on myself And the bitterness I felt I realise that love flows …(Portishead- The Rip). ~~~ Today, I meet … Continue reading

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It was all a gorgeous mistake.

11°C, white cloud add calm. Earl early. New lodger, talking about music, Portishead played out from the IPod dock at the time. His favourite track is ‘Sure’. Blimey, don’t know that one. Well, I should have. It’s there is my … Continue reading

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Diamond Challenge.

11°C, grey cloud and fairly still. The Diamond Challenge: is a 60th year event run by DofE. We’re invited to submit a challenge, made to ourselves, and raise £60. An appealing idea, it’s just a question of choosing which one. … Continue reading

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