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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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Spring and body chain.

14°C, clear and cloudless. Moderate easterly. I rode The Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 90.07km, time: 03:41:13, pace: 2:27min/km, speed: 24.43km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2085174905​​ Fitted the summer wheels and a new chain. The weather was nearly perfect, a brisk easterly built up … Continue reading

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Worn cog.

10°C, light sunshine and W breeze. I rode the Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 71.56km, time: 03:03:45, pace: 2:34min/km, speed: 23.37km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2058361796​ Bannister Hill was okay. Actually, there was a race going up there but they let me through. The … Continue reading

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Testing the kettles.

9°C, sunny with showers. I’ve tested the new kettle today. The new one, with a heat-exchanger on the bottom promises faster boil times. Cold mornings can be a problem on a camp because the low temperature dramatically affects the time … Continue reading

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Kinder downfall

10.20am Grey start with hill fog visible above 400m. heavy rain later. Walked with Chris along the southern edge of Kinderscout plateau. Once on the plateau, we took a diversion to see a WWII crash site then returned to our … Continue reading

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Afternoon on the Moss.

8°C, light S breeze.dry and some sun. I rode the Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 34.35km, time: 01:26:31, pace: 2:31min/km, speed: 23.82km/h.​ http://mapmyride.com/workout/1990552478 Down to 13 St 9lbs. I’d better not get any lower than this at this time of … Continue reading

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Further and faster.

7°C, light SE wind, dry but salty roads. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 86.77km, time: 03:38:25, pace: 2:31min/km, speed: 23.83km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1896343307 18km further than last week, and a few km/h quicker too. Okay, there were no hills today, … Continue reading

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3: Carned y Gribeau and broken bridges.:

9°C. fog and no wind, no change from yesterday. Wild-camp-> end: Woke to more fog and the sound of grouse. The night was utterly silent apart from the gurgling of the spring. Occasional soft drizzle and the odd waft in … Continue reading

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No ride

19°C, warming up. Sunday is cycling day, it’s been a tradition of mine for at least 25 years. But today, despite the fine weather, is different. There are no social plans, or work prep that are getting in the way. … Continue reading

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Silver Training: Dark Peak.

Grey cloud at 800m, light wind but dry. 25 Year 10s on Silver training for 3 days in the Dark Peak area of the Pennines. This is much better training than we have done before, 3 days simulates their qualifying … Continue reading

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