Category Archives: Travel

Annoying pump.

16°C, gloomy drizzle and blustery SW I rode Kona Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.86km, time: 01:32:04, pace: 2:53min/km, speed: 20.76km/h. Once I got off the track, it was obvious that the tyres were too soft. Topping up the pressure … Continue reading

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Tartleton oil patch

17°C, 3/5 sun brisk SSW dry. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 52.54km, time: 02:11:13, pace: 2:30min/km, speed: 24.02km/h. A normal ride on the summer bike and a familiar route. At the lights in Tartleton, a puddle of yellow … Continue reading

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The machines and drizzle.

17°C, drizzle and onshore breeze. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 44.31km, time: 01:50:20, pace: 2:29min/km, speed: 24.10km/h. Same route as last time but with claggy weather. The biggest difference was my energy, I was quite enfeebled. The … Continue reading

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And to return.

More rain, 14°C, followed by rain again. Leaving Scotland is easier when the weather is bad, more so when the outlook is also poor. With the tent packed (wet) by 7.30, I was ready. The most remarkable point to note … Continue reading

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3: Breadalbane

12°C, rain, much of it heavy with brisk SW. Moved to the Trossachs, this gives me a new area to explore and a shorter drive home than Ardnamuchan. The Ben Lawers range was recommended by the Fife couple. It may … Continue reading

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2: Kilchoan in Ardnamurchan

13°C, SSE breeze but sunny now after heavy showers. Day 1: Arrived at the most wonderful campsite. In front of me are superb views of the Sound of Mull and to the right, Mull itself. Left, I can see Ben … Continue reading

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1: Bridge of Orchy.

27°C, highest in Glasgow. Better in highlands. 0 cloud or wind. Very long drive, too long. The M6 was closed between Preston and Lancaster. That pushed all the traffic onto local A roads which immediately stopped. Normally, on this trip, … 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. The idea of tbe ride on this bike was to look for a shipwreck on Ainsdale beach. … Continue reading

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Old Man of Coniston

21°C white cloud and humid. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 14.05km, time: 06:02:00, pace: 25:46min/km, speed: 2.33km/h. The atmosphere dominated the day. Not today, those boring photos of blazing sun, blue sky and distant vistas. Clouds spilled over the … Continue reading

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14/ Man verses Lakes: marshalling.

20°C, white cloud. 14.1: A late start means a late finish just as night is falling. It’s the problem with the tides determinig the start time for this race. The first stage was over the sands at Silverdale to Grange … Continue reading

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