Monthly Archives: Aug 2018

Dodge the showers.

17°C, showers imminent. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 44.54km, time: 01:39:07, pace: 2:14min/km, speed: 26.96km/h. In this field of cabbages stands one solitary, proud sunflower.

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Mobile phone.

I’ve come back from my hiking trip in Scotland annoyed with my phone. I have an old 3G Samsung Mini 3III. There are two main problems: 1/ the screen is unreadable in summer sunshine, 2/ sometimes, the notification sounds and … Continue reading

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Let down by a pump.

16°C, gloomy drizzle and blustery SW I rode Kona Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.86km, time: 01:32:04, pace: 2:53min/km, speed: 20.76km/h. Once I got off the track, it was obvious that the tyres were too soft. Topping up the pressure … Continue reading

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Tartleton oil patch

17°C, 3/5 sun brisk SSW dry. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 52.54km, time: 02:11:13, pace: 2:30min/km, speed: 24.02km/h. A normal ride on the summer bike and a familiar route. At the lights in Tartleton, a puddle of yellow … Continue reading

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The machines and drizzle.

17°C, drizzle and onshore breeze. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 44.31km, time: 01:50:20, pace: 2:29min/km, speed: 24.10km/h. Same route as last time but with claggy weather. The biggest difference was my energy, I was quite enfeebled. The … Continue reading

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And to return.

More rain, 14°C, followed by rain again. Leaving Scotland is easier when the weather is bad, more so when the outlook is also poor. With the tent packed (wet) by 7.30, I was ready. The most remarkable point to note … Continue reading

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3: Breadalbane

12°C, rain, much of it heavy with brisk SW. Moved to the Trossachs, this gives me a new area to explore and a shorter drive home than Ardnamuchan. The Ben Lawers range was recommended by the Fife couple. It may … Continue reading

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