Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hard on the hands.

15°C, Brisk SE wind, mostly sunny, entirely dry. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 72.78km, time: 04:10:50, pace: 3:27min/km, speed: 17.41km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2160239831 It’s all dried and cracked out there. Even molehills are as hard as stone. The big feature … Continue reading

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The dark side of Aughton.

11°C, light cloud, SE breeze. Today, I walked to town the scenic route to go shopping. I crossed fields and passed a water pumping station with a view over the town. On the edge of the ridge is a modest nature … Continue reading

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Summer snow.

2°C, light wind. Snow in summer term? I always knew it was possible, we’ve had snow in April before. It once closed schools in April too. Today’s snow was only thin, but it’s there. However, it didn’t take tong to … Continue reading

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Return from Cafngaw.

8°C, no wind, white cloud and dry. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 10.35km, time: 04:16:00, pace: 24:44min/km, speed: 2.43km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142592775 ​ Up a bit late so finally woke after 7am. I blame that chocolate muesli bar from Aldi. Strong chocolate … Continue reading

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Arenig Fach up.

8°C,light wind and dry. Some cloud above 500m. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 10.21km, time: 08:15:00, pace: 48:29min/km, speed: 1.24km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142574688 Stuart at about 10.15. The first paths were a bit tricky to find. The map was clear enough but … Continue reading

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Arenig Fawr evening

10°C, dry with light high cloud. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 13.75km, time: 04:35:00, pace: 20:00min/km, speed: 3.00km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142590177 At 4pm, I decided to go. I was parked and in a good place to choose from a few options. The … Continue reading

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Southport front.

11°C, sunny with strong W, dry. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 62.68km, time: 03:11:43, pace: 3:04min/km, speed: 19.62km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2127494444 Overnight rain dampened the ground somewhat. It dried up during the day. HDR; although I like the hdr effect … Continue reading

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Cross the moss.

11°C, brisk NW, dry and sunny. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 49.14km, time: 02:35:15, pace: 3:10min/km, speed: 18.99km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2123818616 Not much improvisation on kid route today. Also took two brisk walks totalling about 8 miles. Although there are … Continue reading

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Walk to recover.

19°C, bright sun building wind later. I hiked with a medium pack:  Distance: 16.74km, time: 02:52:01, pace: 10:16min/km, speed: 5.84km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2114464646 The idea was to walk a few miles across farmland and practice DofE Bronze terrain navigation. Yesterday, I was … Continue reading

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What a start to a valuable holiday.

18°C, bright sun. Holidays are precious, I hate to loose any of them. This one has started with a cold in my head. At least it could be over reasonably quickly. A term-time cold can often last more than two … Continue reading

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