Monthly Archives: July 2017

Col de Salvi 1

34°C, breeze with nil cloud. I rode Zing with apMyRide+! Distance: 36.79km, time: 02:02:05, pace: 3:19min/km, speed: 18.08km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2365994018 The heat is fierce today. I rode without a map.  I remember the route from few years ago. On the climb … Continue reading

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A Muvrella

30°C, light wind, 0 cloud. mountain day in the Corsican mountains. starting from Refuge de Bonifatio. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.88km, time: 14:28:00, pace: 51:25min/km, speed: 1.17km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2365889798 Anyway, the mountain. Every mountain has a character. This one has tricky … Continue reading

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Kona Zing 1

33°C, brisk westerly, 0 cloud I rode Zing with MapMyRide+! Distance: 27.60km, time: 01:22:27, pace: 2:59min/km, speed: 20.08km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2360194439​ I’ve rented a bike for the second week. It’s a Kona Zing, an aluminium road bike of about the same age … Continue reading

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Return to Occi

28°C, still and bright sun I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 5.88km, time: 01:00:07, pace: 10:14min/km, speed: 5.86km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2357750897 Drove to the panoramic to walk up to the ruined village. It only took 17′ to get there. From there, the drover’s … Continue reading

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Hike to the ruins d’Occi

I hiked with a light pack with MapMyRide+! Distance: 12.31km, time: 02:04:53, pace: 10:09min/km, speed: 5.91km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2351290559 stopwatch says 3H 15m,  the gps page over 3 hours. Maybe the terrain interfered with the signal because it said ‘paused’, ‘unpaused’ all … Continue reading

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The copper that came a cropper.

Apologiesddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 33.39km, time: 01:13:39, pace: 2:12min/km, speed: 27.20km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2346604988​ Apologies for the title. I saw the oddest thing on the Formby Bypass. Two police bikes pushing south with blue lights. Another tore down the other side, also … Continue reading

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Summer break ride

18°C grey sky S wind. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 37.83km, time: 01:35:49, pace: 2:32min/km, speed: 23.69km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2344632842 I have some fizz in my legs. This wonderful feeling has returned since leaving that workplace. It’s amazing how much stress … Continue reading

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Scrambling on Tryfan.

19°C, warm and muggy, then thunderstorms. Very heavy rain all afternoon. I hiked and scrambled up Tryfan with MapMyRide+! Distance: 4.90km, time: 05:40:00, pace: 69:23min/km, speed: 0.86km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2341404458​ Tryfan’s north ridge was the aim for the day. The route was … Continue reading

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Mid Staffordshire ride

Dull grey and some drizzle. 17°C and later in sun, 21°C. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 103.01km, time: 04:12:00, pace: 2:27min/km, speed: 24.53km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2333372318 ​ Woke early with plenty of fizz. Once I got going, the pace was great … Continue reading

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Gold’s last day.

20°C, light breeze and sunshine. Two groups of Gold remained to complete. They had routes south towards the Rhondda Valley, limestone country. Time allowed us to consider cutting the day short. I elected to intercept the second group and bring … Continue reading

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