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Theiving Peacocks.

11~17°C, sunny with SW brisk wind. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 105.83km, time: 04:42:49, pace: 2:40min/km, speed: 22.45km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2191839101 I still enjoy the thrill of getting onto the Racelite. It’s light and fairly nimble but somehow less so. In … Continue reading

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London Plane, a story.

,A London Plane tree, near a school. ​ This tree tells a story, those long vertical splits in the trunk are not common to this type. I suspect a long seasonal drought one year, followed by a substantial period of … Continue reading

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Hard on the hands.

15°C, Brisk SE wind, mostly sunny, entirely dry. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 72.78km, time: 04:10:50, pace: 3:27min/km, speed: 17.41km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2160239831 It’s all dried and cracked out there. Even molehills are as hard as stone. The big feature … Continue reading

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The dark side of Aughton.

11°C, light cloud, SE breeze. Today, I walked to town the scenic route to go shopping. I crossed fields and passed a water pumping station with a view over the town. On the edge of the ridge is a modest nature … Continue reading

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Summer snow.

2°C, light wind. Snow in summer term? I always knew it was possible, we’ve had snow in April before. It once closed schools in April too. Today’s snow was only thin, but it’s there. However, it didn’t take tong to … Continue reading

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Return from Cafngaw.

8°C, no wind, white cloud and dry. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 10.35km, time: 04:16:00, pace: 24:44min/km, speed: 2.43km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142592775 ​ Up a bit late so finally woke after 7am. I blame that chocolate muesli bar from Aldi. Strong chocolate … Continue reading

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Arenig Fach up.

8°C,light wind and dry. Some cloud above 500m. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 10.21km, time: 08:15:00, pace: 48:29min/km, speed: 1.24km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142574688 Stuart at about 10.15. The first paths were a bit tricky to find. The map was clear enough but … Continue reading

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Arenig Fawr evening

10°C, dry with light high cloud. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 13.75km, time: 04:35:00, pace: 20:00min/km, speed: 3.00km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142590177 At 4pm, I decided to go. I was parked and in a good place to choose from a few options. The … Continue reading

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Southport front.

11°C, sunny with strong W, dry. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 62.68km, time: 03:11:43, pace: 3:04min/km, speed: 19.62km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2127494444 Overnight rain dampened the ground somewhat. It dried up during the day. HDR; although I like the hdr effect … Continue reading

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Cross the moss.

11°C, brisk NW, dry and sunny. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 49.14km, time: 02:35:15, pace: 3:10min/km, speed: 18.99km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2123818616 Not much improvisation on kid route today. Also took two brisk walks totalling about 8 miles. Although there are … Continue reading

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