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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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Art fix

17°C, sun and heavy showers. Tate Gallery, Liverpool. They’re showing Egon Sheile and some other stuff from their modern collection. This is what they said about the sculpture above: Louise Bourgeois 1911-2010 Mamelles 1991, cast 2001 Rubber, fibreglass and wood … Continue reading

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Mobile phone.

I’ve come back from my hiking trip in Scotland annoyed with my phone. I have an old 3G Samsung Mini 3III. There are two main problems: 1/ the screen is unreadable in summer sunshine, 2/ sometimes, the notification sounds and … Continue reading

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Fat Bike on the beach.

20°C grey start, humid and warm. I rode a Trek fat bike with MapMyRide+! Distance: 34.76km, time: 02:16:58, pace: 3:56min/km, speed: 15.23km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3037169839 The idea of tbe ride on this bike was to look for a shipwreck on Ainsdale beach. … Continue reading

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Return commute on empty legs.

26°C, full sun, light wind. I rode home with MapMyRide+! Distance: 27.84km, time: 01:19:25, pace: 2:51min/km, speed: 21.03km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2995465684 Tired, but I know why. Sunday’s walk was 6,000 calories, and Tuesday’s was 8,800 calories. Wednesday wasn’t much but maybe I … Continue reading

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Plumbing, is this the most annoying DIY job?

Very warm, sunny and close. 24°C. Before: It leaked, left rusty marks and was difficult to remove. I ended up removing the whole sink to get at the rusty bolts. How much better is this? A clean route, new pipes … Continue reading

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