Author Archives: essiep

Deep blue.

9°C, still with clear blue. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 35.11km, time: 01:25:47, pace: 2:27min/km, speed: 24.56km/h. Set a brisk pace after a good day with other stuff that has gone well today. Advertisements

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Eek, a Leak!

Rain, 6°C Not moved into my new house yet but did call in to drop some stuff there. I decided to switch on the mains water. While eating a sandwich, I could hear dripping. That is a sickening sound to … Continue reading

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90km on a Mustang.

12°C, white cloud and moderate S breeze. I rode the Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 90.50km, time: 04:05:31, pace: 2:43min/km, speed: 22.12km/h. Late start but a decent length ride that’s only possible with these later sunsets. This has been a … Continue reading

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Something in the water is watching.

12°C, sun and light rain. Something in this pond is watching. There were two ripples from their dive for cover as I approached. Yesterday there was a glassy eye, a frog I think. Actually, two. That’s great for such a … Continue reading

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I’m in.

6°C, after a snowy start, the next was vigorous. A chance to try something seen at my old house, an igloo. The snow wasn’t really suitable, it refused to compact densely. The roof fell in before this photo. Anyway, the … Continue reading

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7°C, sun with few showers. I get the keys tomorrow. Maybe, I should blog about its modernisation here. The long wait is over, now the hard work begins.

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Normal weather again.

8°C, light S breeze, light cloud. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 49.59km, time: 02:03:55, pace: 2:30min/km, speed: 24.01km/h. Running at speed, I had a very enjoyable spin. Once I passed my new house, I headed south along … Continue reading

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Bleak marshes.

7°C, brisk SE wind mostly dry but misty and dull. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 70.64km, time: 03:24:16, pace: 2:54min/km, speed: 20.75km/h. While most of the rest of this country is clearing up after snow storms, our snow … Continue reading

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Walk in windchill.

2°C white cloud and strong E. Windchill very significant. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 12.95km, time: 02:27:16, pace: 11:22min/km, speed: 5.28km/h. It looks as though it’s about to drop into the water. There are rows of these grooves, probably … Continue reading

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Ainsdale long loop, walk.

Wintery, -2°C, cold brisk E with some sun and snow showers. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 13.50km, time: 03:53:01, pace: 17:16min/km, speed: 3.48km/h. Top temperature today was -2°c though the snow underfoot was still quite powdery. Take away for … Continue reading

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