Monthly Archives: Jan 2019

Gales and blue above.

6°C, gales from the northern approaches. Sunny. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3352071103 That wind is just rude and annoying. Just when it thinks you aren’t looking, it grabs the handlebars and gives them a twist. Slogging into a head-crosswind, you sometimes have to lock … Continue reading

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Coffee for cyclists.

8°C, dry and sunny with a brisk W. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3348057034 Though dry, black peaty mud made it from the fields to the tarmac, those surfaces were not as slippery as they appeared. It stopped at the Twin Lakes Velo for coffee. … Continue reading

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I needed that!

5°C, light cloud and no wind. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3348057034 This steel bridge is on my route to work. Today’s ride was more relaxed with enough time to stop for photos. The galvanized slats make a terrible noise as you ride over. The … Continue reading

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DofE: 1.1

5°C, dry, brisk S. This was a long drive to deliver residential training in Abingdon near Oxford. Having family half way made an excellent staging post for me though. Some of the other instructors stayed in their cars or went … Continue reading

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Green Machines

7°C, brisk W, white cloud to start a nice day A familiar route to the machines. Decoration. Two panels are faulty in the hall walls. The plaster has failed because of damp. looks like rising damp which is odd because … Continue reading

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Whistling through the spokes.

10°C, strong W, gusts to 45mph. Cycling (twice) and indoor climbing. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3329530504 Two rides today. One at dawn, the other at dusk. Both dry and very windy. No less fun though; at times, the road speed dipped so I did … Continue reading

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Virtual reality; a demo.

With time to kill and shopping to do, I needed a break after an hour. Remember how much I detest clothes shopping? Since it was early, the staff in PC World were happy to give a demo of virtual reality … Continue reading

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The fizz is back

8°C, light grey with minimal breeze NW. Dry too. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3327217420 Okay, not very fast but the important point is – it felt right. It’s funny how you can actually feel warmth at 8°C after days near to freezing. Some of … Continue reading

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Oops, I did it again.

7°C, fog. Following that experience in the early week, I have yet to return to cycling. I rode a meer 25 miles and felt dreadful by the end. The last few days, I cracked on with the decorating. The hall … Continue reading

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It can only get better

8°C, light W, dull and dry. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3317449414 January is possibly the most miserable month of the year, but things can only get better. January is in competition with December, mainly because December contains the detestable Christmas stress fest. Anyway, today … Continue reading

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