Monthly Archives: December 2016

That’s it for 2016

I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 63.29km, time: 02:52:05, pace: 2:43min/km, speed: 22.07km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1927260194 ​ Last ride of the year. Adding up the odometers, the total is about 4,500 miles, down considerably on last year. However, I took weeks out for … Continue reading

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Ignore the last 3km.

7°C,strong W, with even stronger gusts. Clear and sunny. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 29.00km, time: 01:37:45, pace: 3:22min/km, speed: 17.80km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1921438703​ Punctured: and got a lift for the last 3km. Shame because the first 16km were good. … Continue reading

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Between Barbara and Conor.

10°C, westerly gale, mostly dry but grey. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.77km, time: 02:10:51, pace: 4:07min/km, speed: 14.57km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1919957957​ Barbara is the name given to the second storm of the winter. Conor, the third. Today marks a … Continue reading

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Storm Barbara.

Stormy, mild winter’s day. A family day out ice-skating; skating in the city sounds like a nice winter thing to do but it didn’t work like that. The marquee was grossly overcrowded and filled with near deafening pop music. I … Continue reading

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Wasps’ nest

7°C, sunny and dry. Light wind. Remember that wasp nest in my house last summer? I decided to investigate it today. The tent was ready to pull open after I cleared the nearby ivy. The interior volume was filled with … Continue reading

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Ninety minutes on the canal.

  11°C, still, clear and drying out. I rode Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 23.71km, time: 01:30:56, pace: 3:50min/km, speed: 15.64km/h.​ http://mapmyride.com/workout/1912095641 The mud is soft, black and deep now. This confused the wheels who couldn’t decide whether to go the same … Continue reading

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Easy 40

I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 68.78km, time: 03:02:49, pace: 2:39min/km, speed: 22.57km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1905252578​ If I didn’t have so much work to do, I could have ridden far more. In this mild weather, all, I want is some stamina training, … Continue reading

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Winter, a Saturday.

1°C, light wind but heavy rain. Winter, a respite from the cold and a day to recover from work.​

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School art.

Ball-point pen drawing, set as a homework to year 8 (12-13 year old) class.  They have rules limiting the time spent on homework, but these girls have spent well over an hour on these pieces.​ The homework was set in … Continue reading

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Further and faster.

7°C, light SE wind, dry but salty roads. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 86.77km, time: 03:38:25, pace: 2:31min/km, speed: 23.83km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1896343307 18km further than last week, and a few km/h quicker too. Okay, there were no hills today, … Continue reading

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