Monthly Archives: Aug 2017

How many barrows?

18°C, sunny with some heavy showersDelivery: this time, the lorry can’t get around the back. All those years ago, I had 6 tons of gravel delivered to cover the mud lawn. When I used to have dogs, they would run … Continue reading

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Burst, then fixed with carpet tape.

I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 41.58km, time: 01:47:52, pace: 2:36min/km, speed: 23.13km/h. A speedy whizz through the lanes to freshen up. But in the thirteenth mile: bang! The rear tyre burst. Fibres were sticking out like hair. The … Continue reading

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The canal, again.

18°C, grey and very humid, misty. I rode The Jake  with MapMyRide+! Distance: 28.54km, time: 01:23:37, pace: 2:56min/km, speed: 20.48km/h.​ Brisk and slightly slippery.

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Bleaklow and a crash site.

16°C, some showers, some sun. Mostly grey. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 13.53km, time: 03:34:10, pace: 15:50min/km, speed: 3.79km/h. With Carl and Chris to practice nav. techniques. My GPX track does not include the first 1/3. S). Shame because … Continue reading

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Azure sky, to ride under one.

20°C, light W breeze, deep blue sky and dry. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 55.83km, time: 02:14:53, pace: 2:25min/km, speed: 24.84km/h.​​ Started off as a plod, but got quicker as I felt better. This turned into a … Continue reading

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Clear blue.

18°C, brisk W, deep blue sky. ​ I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 27.64km, time: 01:26:27, pace: 3:08min/km, speed: 19.18km/h.​ A recovery ride, not much energy flowed but I got round. The route is the same last week on … Continue reading

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How do I get those down?

17°C, set fairApple tree: it’s in a poor state really. Lower branches are dead or scrawny. There are some good looking fruit at the top. I suppose a skilled arborist would have cut the tree so it would grow more … Continue reading

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Give up and turn back.

I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 17.09km, time: 58:32, pace: 3:26min/km, speed: 17.52km/h. Started on the favourite canal loop for a tea-time ride. It soon became obvious that energy was missing. Clearly, I’m unwell. So after 5 miles, … Continue reading

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28°C, clear and sunny.  On the last day of our trip, I chose a random route to look for a last supper. The map showed twisty lanes snaking up into the hills. They looked likely. After a convoluted drive thorough … Continue reading

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Fixed in cool sunshine.

18°.C, breeze W, sunshine. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 49.45km, time: 01:54:22, pace: 2:19min/km, speed: 25.94km/h.​ A refreshing ride along familiar roads.

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