Monthly Archives: Feb 2019

Metric Century 2.

12°C brisk S breeze but brighter later. That was a good day out. The route had plenty of variety, hills, flats and a good coffee stop. Later was a long slog on flat land exposed to the wind. My fitness … Continue reading

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Some galleries in Manchester.

12°C, light and sunny. I came for art, E came for cubing. William Kentridge was the main billing at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. This place has changed much since I last came here 25 years ago. I remember a … Continue reading

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Ribble Dyke by cyclo-cross.

12°C, sunny with S breeze. Soft mud of the season made this a smoother route than last time I passed this way. What an excellent day! I saw Egrets, heard Oyster Catchers and many others I can’t identify. The glancing … Continue reading

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A slight cheat

11°C, sunny. I have to say, I’m happy with the plastering job. I’ve never plastered anything as big as the chimney breast bit this worked. I can smooth my hand over for that satisfying feeling. Okay, so I tweaked it … Continue reading

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Crank arrives.

11°C, sunny and Spring like. Those eBay cranks have arrived. the BB bolts are missing but at least they are in excellent condition. There is barely a blemish on the polish anywhere. Oh, I managed to get a ride in … Continue reading

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Stretch your legs

10°C, SW wind and some soft drizzle To close a rather satisfying# day with a blast on the bike. I rode the Arrow despite it being somewhat poorly. It has a slow puncture and a knackered chainset. Still, the ride … Continue reading

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Mustang on gravel.

Windswept flats, a decent route with enough variety for a winter ride. This outing follows a long walk yesterday to clear my legs.

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Berwyn hills: a pre season recce.

5°C, strong SW wind with showers. This is what DofE leaders do in the off season. We met up in Carrog to try out a route that is intended for the silver and gold groups at Easter. The conditions were … Continue reading

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Wonky crank.

8°C, dry with a light S. Lots of energy but a mechanical problem spoilt things. The left crank worked loose after only 3 miles. I made it to a car dealer who helped out. My set of Allen keys omits … Continue reading

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Ride in rain.

8°C rain, sometimes heavy. No link to MapMyRide, there is a fault which means that uploading tracks takes several days. I suspect a server fault. There, the upload took two days despite the rain, I did belt along after days … Continue reading

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