Category Archives: Travel

Cross Ribble Nat Trust

11°C, grey but dry and calm. Rode the Jake along the Ribble estuary. The ground was softer than last time but some sections were too broken up to ride This was a recovery ride after a persistent cold. It’s … Continue reading

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Gravel miles

14°C, white cloud and a S breeze While not entirely recovered, I managed to tap out 84km the feeling of emptiness is a result, I’d say, of an inadequate meal last night. It’s a particular feeling and I know … Continue reading

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Canal cross 8

10°C, sunny and dry. Cold start. The cables needed a bit of adjustment to get the index right. Winter is coming so I will have a day changing cablesets on a couple of bikes. This one has suffered from … Continue reading

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Alport Castles

7°C, grey with a cold N breeze. Hiking with some old friends in the Dark Peak area of the Pennines. This was a day and route of variety: moorland, forest, ridge and a few hours of night walking. Firstly, … Continue reading

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DofE 16.0

15°C falling to 0°C under clear sky. Gold Qualifying expedition, Brecon Beacons. Long drive in fine conditions, rolling mist filled some fields near the coast. That reminded me of some of the early season trips this year. In in the … Continue reading

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Cool sun.

11°C, still with bright sun. Rode the Racelite possibly for the last time before winter. It took some warming up, but the usual rule worked – 1/2 hour or 8 miles, whichever comes first. 35 miles is a but … Continue reading

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Stormy ride

19°C, grey, damp and strong wind S. Storm Calum. Needed this ride all day but it was torrential this morning. Recently, I have used the HDR effect on cycling photos. This one is similar, called ‘Drama’. I quite enjoy … Continue reading

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Ride home into the sun.

19°C, sun and breeze S Commuting ride on the old Arrow. A fine sunny ride home from work. The ride in this morning was spectacular. Half an hour in, the sun peeped above Rivington hill as it rose. For … Continue reading

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Night machines

18°C, clear for a sunset. Rode Racelite to Tartleton. It’s been warm today but the clear sky will allow that to escape. I’m playing here with my new phone. It has an HDR function built into the camera. I … Continue reading

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A simple pleasure.

11°C clear with light N. I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 13.68km, time: 41:31, pace: 3:02min/km, speed: 19.77km/h. Out for a spin along the seafront, mainly to watch the sunset. It’s good living here.

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