Category Archives: Wellbeing

Backache.

17ºC, wind + rain Recovery ride- with MapMyRide! Distance: 38.74mi, time: 02:35:56, http://mapmyride.com/workout/413076053 Recovering from backache, something that may stem from the cold that plagued my last 2 weeks. Perhaps the lack of exercise or excessive time spent in the … Continue reading

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Non-week

12°C, showers and grey. No miles, still held up with this cold, but at least the plateau stage has gone. At this rate I could be back on the saddle by Wednesday. The only exercise has been with the dog. … Continue reading

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Rest

18C,rain but warm. No more rides for a few days. The new term has settled with a looming cold. Sore throat and grogg means the cold season is here. The kids at work are coughing and spluttering and perhaps given … Continue reading

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Weeford mushrooms.

11-18C,dry light breeze. Most nights after work, I ride the scenic route home. This adds about 2,000 kCals to my daily expenditure. With about 3,000 cal per day, for a chap my size I could work out my consumption of … Continue reading

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Heatwave.

We have a heatwave to come. Rumours are of two weeks worth but ten days seems more likely. England has not had hot sunny days in July since 2007. The whole nation seems delighted. Interestingly, there is a significant number … Continue reading

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Penultimate

-3.5°C, clear + hard frost. Always the hardest week, next week we stop for Christmas. Sudden temperature drop, a throaty cold and regular exhaustion. I feel the cold more when I haven’t ridden. Shame the conditions are possible, the virus … Continue reading

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England is dirty

0°C, ice again. weekend at home- too much marking to go away on adventures. This time of year uncovers what’s been hiding beneath lush grass all summer. English roads and lanes are bordered with unbroken lines of MacDonald’s packaging and … Continue reading

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Sound in the dead of night

9°C. Quiet. Early morning, in the share change of sleep. It’s not quite silent- there is a man-made sound. A high pitched modulated note like a spinning metal wheel. Most probably a distant siren, its note wavering and reflecting from … Continue reading

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Legionellosis in the shower

17C , some rain I am forbidden to use the shower at work. Legionellosis has been detected in the  showerhead, the boss told me I couldn’t ride in tomorrow because of it. There must be a way around this, maybe … Continue reading

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Honey?

up to 20°C later, nice again tomorrow. Hay fever starts with this holiday, along with fine clear weather. How about taking local honey for some protection from hay-fever. Honey bees collect nectar from flowers (biotic pollinations) but hay-fever is caused … Continue reading

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