Monthly Archives: Oct 2016

3: Carned y Gribeau and broken bridges.:

9°C. fog and no wind, no change from yesterday. Wild-camp-> end: Woke to more fog and the sound of grouse. The night was utterly silent apart from the gurgling of the spring. Occasional soft drizzle and the odd waft in … Continue reading

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2:Wild camp in the Molwynion

11°C, hill fog above 300m. Light SW. By the time I broke camp at Hadfod y Llan, and re-packing my expedition bag, it was 11am. I parked by Llyn Gwynant and started the day’s walk. The first part was through … Continue reading

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Why I hate shopping.

10°C, cool easterly dry wind. It’s mostly the disappointment. Shopping is about making choices, you go into a shop and either choose something that doesn’t fit, or you choose to leave the shop. It doesn’t matter whether I want clothes … Continue reading

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Long cross day.

Rode the Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 64.00km, time: 05:56:49, pace: 5:35min/km, speed: 10.76km/h. ​ Six hours in the saddle, but it didn’t start well. I left home along cycle tracks and picked up a puncture from thorns. Punctures are … Continue reading

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Canal 25, clockwise.

I rode the cyclocross with MapMyRide+! Distance: 25.88km, time: 02:02:36, pace: 4:44min/km, speed: 12.67km/h.​ Habits can be hard to break, especially when you don’t think about them. Today, my Saturday early ride was changed simply by taking the route … Continue reading

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Need a holiday.

12°C, dry and fresh, dark early. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 29.98km, time: 01:30:04, pace: 3:00min/km, speed: 19.97km/h. I need a holiday. I feel tired physically such that even running up the stairs is hard. But on the … Continue reading

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Typical Sunday.

I rode Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 59.60km, time: 03:07:05, pace: 3:08min/km, speed: 19.11km/h.​​ ​ Autumn is the start of the Cyclocross season, so it’s fitting to ride on the Jake. It’s windy today which makes the fixed gear a … Continue reading

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Looking for a bag.

I’m after a winter sleeping. I’m in the Mountain Leader consolidation period where I need more mountain days (and nights). While I’m searching for a new bag, I can’t develop my mountain Dlog. Why hesitate then? You may ask, but … Continue reading

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Gold and Silver qualifying expeditions.

One cool and windy week in the black mountains, South Wales.​ Chris took the Gold group and I did the Silver with Carl. Silver do 3 nights and Gold 4. Carl took the Silvers home and then I stayed with … Continue reading

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Packing for DofE, last expedition of the year.

12°C, rain. Gold and Silver groups go on qualifying this coming week. I think they’ll be fine, but the conditions are very different to their summer Practice trip. A new terrain, The Black Mountains, earlier sunset and cold nights.​ Staff … Continue reading

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