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Sgorr Dearg, 1024m

13°C, brisk SW Bringing showers late afternoon. Part of the Ballachulish horseshoe. Met a group of guys from around north Manchester getting ready for a walk. I asked where they were going to go. They showed me on a route … Continue reading

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Whittington canal.

17°C, sunny dry but cooler. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 29.12km, time: 01:47:19, pace: 3:41min/km, speed: 16.28km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2436944570 ​ Reverse route plus some. The towpaths are still dry and very hard.

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Burst, then fixed with carpet tape.

I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 41.58km, time: 01:47:52, pace: 2:36min/km, speed: 23.13km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2420264324 A speedy whizz through the lanes to freshen up. But in the thirteenth mile: bang! The rear tyre burst. Fibres were sticking out like hair. The … Continue reading

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The canal, again.

18°C, grey and very humid, misty. I rode The Jake  with MapMyRide+! Distance: 28.54km, time: 01:23:37, pace: 2:56min/km, speed: 20.48km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2414489180​ Brisk and slightly slippery.

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Azure sky, to ride under one.

20°C, light W breeze, deep blue sky and dry. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 55.83km, time: 02:14:53, pace: 2:25min/km, speed: 24.84km/h.​ http://mapmyride.com/workout/2404618307​ Started off as a plod, but got quicker as I felt better. This turned into a … Continue reading

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Clear blue.

18°C, brisk W, deep blue sky. ​ I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 27.64km, time: 01:26:27, pace: 3:08min/km, speed: 19.18km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2400430430​ A recovery ride, not much energy flowed but I got round. The route is the same last week on … Continue reading

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Give up and turn back.

I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 17.09km, time: 58:32, pace: 3:26min/km, speed: 17.52km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2391907526 Started on the favourite canal loop for a tea-time ride. It soon became obvious that energy was missing. Clearly, I’m unwell. So after 5 miles, … Continue reading

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Vescovatu

28°C, clear and sunny.  On the last day of our trip, I chose a random route to look for a last supper. The map showed twisty lanes snaking up into the hills. They looked likely. After a convoluted drive thorough … Continue reading

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Fixed in cool sunshine.

18°.C, breeze W, sunshine. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 49.45km, time: 01:54:22, pace: 2:19min/km, speed: 25.94km/h.​ http://mapmyride.com/workout/2382292640 A refreshing ride along familiar roads.

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Artisan route, clockwise.

33°C, sunny nil breeze. I rode Zing with MapMyRide+! Distance: 50.40km, time: 02:38:59, pace: 3:09min/km, speed: 19.02km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2375533769​ Roaring got cut I’m managing hydration better now. A big drink before I go and a top up at Corbara. The loop … Continue reading

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