Monthly Archives: Feb 2019

Shorts in February, really?

18°C, bright sun with a light S breeze. Another record breaking warm winter’s day. That average is 1 down from the last ride but I did start a bit sluggish. All was normal after the cafe stop which included one … Continue reading

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Racelite new year

15°C, milky sun, warm and dry. light S. Grabbed a ride on the Australia#¹ route after a morning of home decorating. Today is like spring a month early. The pace is good. I don’t normally get this bike out so … Continue reading

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Soft pedaling the cross.

13°C, sunny with light breeze. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3392284945 I have a teacher’s cold (again). Since it’s an unseasonably warm sunny day, I rode the cross bike anyway. I soft-pedaled along the sea wall. The tide was high making the beach soggy. Cross … Continue reading

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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 mild 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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