Monthly Archives: August 2017

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.​ http://mapmyride.com/workout/2404618307​ 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. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2400430430​ 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. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2391907526 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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Vescovatu

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.​ http://mapmyride.com/workout/2382292640 A refreshing ride along familiar roads.

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Artisan route, clockwise.

33°C, sunny nil breeze. I rode Zing with MapMyRide+! Distance: 50.40km, time: 02:38:59, pace: 3:09min/km, speed: 19.02km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2375533769​ Roaring got cut I’m managing hydration better now. A big drink before I go and a top up at Corbara. The loop … Continue reading

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Try out one of the routes in reverse.

34°C, hot sun. I rode Zing with MapMyRide+! Distance: 27.49km, time: 01:18:48, pace: 2:52min/km, speed: 20.94km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2373286736 Set off early into to rising run. This works well because much of the climbing is in shade here.​

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Col de Salvi and Corbara

31°C, still and clear blue. I rode Zing with MapMyRide+! Distance: 41.74km, time: 02:09:25, pace: 3:06min/km, speed: 19.35km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2368525580 Much better hydration management today. I tanked up more to start and stopped at a spring in Corbara for a top-up. … Continue reading

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