Monthly Archives: Nov 2018

Grey day, pale grey

7°C, cold with slight mist. In a word: Refreshing. The old Arrow bike handles well without the rack. Even with big 28c tyres, it feels quick and nimble for a winter bike.

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First cold days

+1°C, some ice patches, roads dry. I’ve layered up, but less flex in the fabric slows you down considerably. I’ve put the summer CX tyres on the Mustang. They reduce the road speed but not by much. The fatter … Continue reading

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Getting to know Southport

12°C, sunny. Recovering from a particularly stubborn cold, so I plodded in on the hack bike to town. Google lists 2 record shops which I fancied a browse. You get the best out of shops like that if you get … Continue reading

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100 years

Fine, 12°C, blustery sun. 100 years is a significant anniversary, one century ago, WWI came to a sudden end. We marked the day with a trip to Birmingham’s Symphony Hall to see the lad perform in a choir. Music: the … Continue reading

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Sleep fail

Why is this, I wake at 02.30, wide awake so get up for my usual night-time herb tea. Back to bed for more ceiling staring. I don’t get it, I’m not stressed, don’t have any worries and it’s been 12 … Continue reading

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Mural painting.

13°C, heavy showers. Just in time for memorial Sunday, I was given a day to get this mural painted at work. They’re having a kind of parents’ evening and the head decided it would be good to have the mural … Continue reading

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