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Bannister climb

9°C, some sun, light S wind This is turning into an regular route for me. Bannister Lane is a benchmark for my fitness. This year, I have only been up on 8 speed bikes, previously I rode up on the … 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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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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MapMyRide fault

Some cycling logs are waiting here. Maymyride have screwed up leaving me unable to upload 2 tracks. The app freezes when I attempt to log a fault ticket. Both rides were in very cold conditions, there was ice on the … Continue reading

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Coffee for cyclists.

8°C, dry and sunny with a brisk W. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3348057034 Though dry, black peaty mud made it from the fields to the tarmac, those surfaces were not as slippery as they appeared. It stopped at the Twin Lakes Velo for coffee. … Continue reading

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Whistling through the spokes.

10°C, strong W, gusts to 45mph. Cycling (twice) and indoor climbing. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3329530504 Two rides today. One at dawn, the other at dusk. Both dry and very windy. No less fun though; at times, the road speed dipped so I did … Continue reading

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Cassandra Millar: Just So

CD from Another Timbre. Contemporary Music performed by a string ensemble. Unusually, I didn’t find this one via Hear And Now on BBC R3 but a mid-week show on the same station Late Junction. The pieces that attracted me arenthe … Continue reading

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Angry in the letters page.

A letter to my local paper: “Whilst I can sympathise with letter writer Michael Swann’s plea for cars (#1a) to consider cyclists when they are coming out of side roads, can I ask him and other cyclists to also take … Continue reading

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Grey day, pale grey

7°C, cold with slight mist. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3261322183 In a word: Refreshing. The old Arrow bike handles well without the rack. Even with big 28c tyres, it feels quick and nimble for a winter bike.

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First cold days

+1°C, some ice patches, roads dry. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3259517338 I’ve layered up, but less flex in the fabric slows you down considerably. I’ve put the summer CX tyres on the Mustang. They reduce the road speed but not by much. The fatter … Continue reading

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