Monthly Archives: Jul 2016

Head sting.

Rode Home with MapMyRide+! Distance: 29.66km, time: 01:15:13, pace: 2:32min/km, speed: 23.66km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1607361776 Ordinary ride home until the wasp got into my helmet. I heard a faint clunk as it entered one of the helmet’s vents. It didn’t sting immediately … Continue reading

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Cross the Chase.

I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 70.44km, time: 04:40:08, pace: 3:59min/km, speed: 15.09km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1597123868 I stayed upright, I even passed some mountain bikers on a climb. Later, just as hunger dominated my thoughts, a nice cafe appeared near the … Continue reading

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Silver Training; day 3.

Day 3: shorter routes with most kit except tents. Each day we took a different group, today’s were a super-quick team that I worked with on bronze. They were so fast on the descent. Navigation was superb amongst these, my confidence was … Continue reading

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Silver Training; day 2.

Low cloud and breezy, rain overnight, 12- 14°C ​ Day 2: relocate to another camp carrying full packs for about 7 miles over moorland. Staff carried full kit too as we are using the same campsites as the kids. The … Continue reading

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Silver Training: Dark Peak.

Grey cloud at 800m, light wind but dry. 25 Year 10s on Silver training for 3 days in the Dark Peak area of the Pennines. This is much better training than we have done before, 3 days simulates their qualifying … Continue reading

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Bronze d2.

Grey and breezy. 14C. Started near the day’s end checkpoint. My job is to patrol the drover’s paths and pick up any strays. It’s an easier day for me, good because I’m now getting tired. 17km walking yesterday and 77 … Continue reading

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Bronze Assessment d.1

16°C bright and breezy. White peak area: 92 girls on Assessment for Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. We dropped them off at Ilam Hall just before noon. Their plan was to walk to Alstonefields for the night’s camp. They were … Continue reading

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Double metric centuries.

I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 124.55km, time: 05:10:27, pace: 2:30min/km, speed: 24.07km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1581417773 ​Fine summer’s day, and a good way to use it? This racing bike has hardly been out this year. An oversight perhaps, it felt perfect on the … Continue reading

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Late night tales.

Olafur Arnalds, a compilation album on 80g vinyl and packaged very nicely.​ Most remarkable is the sound quality. Perhaps there is something in the technique of mastering at half speed. Small details in the music are vivid. Stunning.

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Summer canal loop.

Rode the cyclo cross with MapMyRide+! Distance:26.01km, time: 01:34:01, pace: 3:3min/km, speed: 16.60km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1578538022 a pleasant and relaxing ride along a familiar route. Vegetation has bulked up, in places, I had to weave out of their way. Mud was there … Continue reading

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