Monthly Archives: Dec 2017

Wild and windy across the moors.

7°C, strong westerly wind, dry but grey. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 61.81km, time: 02:57:08, pace: 2:52min/km, speed: 20.94km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2635188499​ I like this bike more now. that’s the difference 1cm makes. Earlier in the week, I put a longer … Continue reading

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Fear a Gazump?

5°C, light W but dry. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 27.46km, time: 01:18:45, pace: 2:52min/km, speed: 20.92km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2632971148​ My seller’s estate agent phoned today. It’s complicated, but the seller called for ‘final offers’. You pitch your best offer for … Continue reading

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Route to my new house.

5°C, light breeze, sun and showers. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 44.69km, time: 01:53:02, pace: 2:32min/km, speed: 23.72km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2630644450​ A duck died today. That marred my outward stage. Crossing the moors the road approached a wood. Suddenly it … Continue reading

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Two rides, two bikes

9°C, light W breeze, light sun. I rode Paddy Wagon fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 36.81km, time: 01:34:44, pace: 2:34min/km, speed: 23.31km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2628640216 I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 34.22km, time: 01:40:52, pace: 2:57min/km, speed: 20.36km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2629007473 Half a year since … Continue reading

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Dazzling tarmac

12°C, sunny and still, yet roads. I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 69.82km, time: 03:17:28, pace: 2:50min/km, speed: 21.22km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2624397079​ Excellent conditions for a winter ride. It was so good that I extended the route, and then extended again. I … Continue reading

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Fixed in Southport.

9°C, light breeze and sun. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 42.km, time: 01:49:01, pace: 2:34min/km, speed: 23.33km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2621786563​ A respite from winter weather. Even the wind gap dropped so I rode the single-speed bike. Average speeds lately have … Continue reading

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A puncture, a run and one terrified barnowl.

4°C, moderate NW breeze, dry but cold. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 30.60km, time: 01:44:54, pace: 3:26min/km, speed: 17.50km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2618452087 Punctures are always annoying. at least it happened in the front tyre, but the spare tube was the wrong … Continue reading

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Fizzy and bad tempered.

2°C, big melt all morning, another snow dump followed in the evening. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.34km, time: 01:29:08, pace: 2:51min/km, speed: 21.10km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2616335668 Slow and short, but I desperately needed it after a week of turbo sessions. … Continue reading

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Boxing up my life, and snow.

1°C, snowing. Heavy snow all day. I’m fizzing for a ride but packing ought to be done.​ I’m moving in a month and have a 4 bedroom house to pack by myself.

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Berwyn ridge.

7°C, brisk NW, hill fog above 600m, mostly dry and cold. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 14.61km, time: 08:39:00, pace: 35:31min/km, speed: 1.69km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/264441241​ I don’t recall hiking in December before. it’s not too cold yet, though the wind-chill was … Continue reading

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