Monthly Archives: Jan 2018

First Fixed Gear Outing.

Cold but nice in the sun. 5°C, moderate SW wind and sunny. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 45.75km, time: 02:17:58, pace: 3:01min/km, speed: 19.90km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2685796417 At last, the wind has dropped enough to ride the single speed bike. … Continue reading

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Sunday blast

11°C strong SW, dry and grey. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 83.52km, time: 04:05:28, pace: 2:56min/km, speed: 20.41km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2682240400 Rode without a great deal of energy in my legs. I tapped out the miles though. The route was chosen … Continue reading

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Ainsdale Beach

5°C, still with unbroken blue above. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 7.48km, time: 01:37:45, pace: 13:04min/km, speed: 4.59km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2678812423 Today’s trip is an exploration of my new hometown. Dunes run dominantly in parallel to the rather distant shoreline. Looking out … Continue reading

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Muddy Mess Of a Ride.

Bright winter sun 6°C, brisk S. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 26.48km, time: 01:51:48, pace: 4:13min/km, speed: 14.21km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2676806983 A fine muddy, squelchy start along the canal into early low sun. At 6 or 7 miles, the squelching … Continue reading

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Georgina (gale)

7°C, strong W, clear and sunny. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 37.64km, time: 01:41:54, pace: 2:42min/km, speed: 22.16km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2675561395 Derelict house near Formby Golf Course. The sun made a spectacular exit over the sea tonight (night still happens in … Continue reading

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Crusty tap.

Changing the washer in a tap is supposed to be easy. This one has small facets making the spanner slip. Inside the tap is all crusty with limescale buildup. You’re supposed ot be able to unscrew the collar by hand, … Continue reading

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Galanthus season.

11°C moderate SW wind, dry with some sun. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 30.02km, time: 01:32:11, pace: 3:04min/km, speed: 19.54km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2673510304 Snowdrops are budding but not out yet. It’s not an early sign of spring, but is the … Continue reading

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Mist over the mashes.

2°C, end of rain, no wind and mist forming. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 46.03km, time: 02:08:55, pace: 2:48min/km, speed: 21.42km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2668104400 One of those rides that were ‘needed‘. I set off in rain though it slowly lifted and … Continue reading

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Cross in the gale.

5°C, strong W, dry with some sun. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.03km, time: 01:53:45, pace: 3:40min/km, speed: 16.37km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2663183518​ Very squelchy mud on the towpath today. These winter tyres coped well so I was glad I’d changed … Continue reading

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Desolate, windswept marshlands.

5°C, white cloud and strong, cold SE wind. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 80.94km, time: 04:10:55, pace: 3:06min/km, speed: 19.36km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2658177568​ Today’s ride took me past my new house. I have much to look forward to this year. This … Continue reading

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