Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring and body chain.

14°C, clear and cloudless. Moderate easterly. I rode The Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 90.07km, time: 03:41:13, pace: 2:27min/km, speed: 24.43km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2085174905​​ Fitted the summer wheels and a new chain. The weather was nearly perfect, a brisk easterly built up … Continue reading

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Every day is like Saturday.

9°C, wind and rain. Day Out at a seaside town, Southport. The place was swept by right rain and some semblance of its tourist roots are obvious. Tacky shops are open with loud childish music played and vast amounts of … Continue reading

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The ides of March.

14°C, cloudless sky and light wine. ​ A fine spring day. Large numbers of plants have burst into bloom this week. Warm weather has sped them on and I’ve seen the first bumble bees.

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Worn cog.

10°C, light sunshine and W breeze. I rode the Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 71.56km, time: 03:03:45, pace: 2:34min/km, speed: 23.37km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2058361796​ Bannister Hill was okay. Actually, there was a race going up there but they let me through. The … Continue reading

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Testing the kettles.

9°C, sunny with showers. I’ve tested the new kettle today. The new one, with a heat-exchanger on the bottom promises faster boil times. Cold mornings can be a problem on a camp because the low temperature dramatically affects the time … Continue reading

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Very muddy canal loop.

5° to 9°C, sunny and very muddy. I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 28.44km, time: 01:52:56, pace: 3:58min/km, speed: 15.11km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2043054158​ Deep, Watery and sloppy mud. Hence the low average speed. Sometimes as low as 5mph. Even so, I still failed … Continue reading

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