Author Archives: essiep

Cross in the gale.

5°C, strong W, dry with some sun. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.03km, time: 01:53:45, pace: 3:40min/km, speed: 16.37km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2663183518​ Very squelchy mud on the towpath today. These winter tyres coped well so I was glad I’d changed … Continue reading

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Desolate, windswept marshlands.

5°C, white cloud and strong, cold SE wind. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 80.94km, time: 04:10:55, pace: 3:06min/km, speed: 19.36km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2658177568​ Today’s ride took me past my new house. I have much to look forward to this year. This … Continue reading

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Getting back to some normal.

6°C, brisk SE dry but grey cloud. Rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 37.75km, time: 01:40:35, pace: 2:40min/km, speed: 22.52km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2656664617​ With this wind, the single-speed is out of the question. The return leg night be dark but the lights are … Continue reading

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Moving house stage 3

6°C, grey but reasonably dry. III: moving out: it took a week to do this. A stressful week with little sleep and a nagging fear that I could miss the Friday deadline. Completion date is Friday 12th January. The removal … Continue reading

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Burn data.

2°C, clear with approaching cloud. Packing and clearing stuff out. It appalling the clutter you accumulate while living in a house for twenty years.​ With the deadline approaching, the stress feeling is rising. Last night, I slept badly and woke … Continue reading

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One mile.

3°C, sunny and light wind. I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 1.70km, time: 07:09, pace: 4:12min/km, speed: 14.27km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2646007600 Abruptly cut this ride short once I noticed how much black ice there was hiding in the shadows. There appeared to … Continue reading

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2018, first ride.

6C, strong W, sunny start, wet finish. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 27.30km, time: 01:15:39, pace: 2:46min/km, speed: 21.65km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2637259882​ Woodvale has a new gate sentinel. This Hawk replaces a Provost that stood in the spot before. 2018: has … Continue reading

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Wild and windy across the moors.

7°C, strong westerly wind, dry but grey. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 61.81km, time: 02:57:08, pace: 2:52min/km, speed: 20.94km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2635188499​ I like this bike more now. that’s the difference 1cm makes. Earlier in the week, I put a longer … Continue reading

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Fear a Gazump?

5°C, light W but dry. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 27.46km, time: 01:18:45, pace: 2:52min/km, speed: 20.92km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2632971148​ My seller’s estate agent phoned today. It’s complicated, but the seller called for ‘final offers’. You pitch your best offer for … Continue reading

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Route to my new house.

5°C, light breeze, sun and showers. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 44.69km, time: 01:53:02, pace: 2:32min/km, speed: 23.72km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2630644450​ A duck died today. That marred my outward stage. Crossing the moors the road approached a wood. Suddenly it … Continue reading

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