Category Archives: Travel

Angry in an Audi.

After snow, 2°C, clear with moderate N breeze. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 32.50km, time: 01:37:00, pace: 2:59min/km, speed: 20.10km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2698143748 A short outing after the snow finished. None of it stuck anyway. The first mile goes north along … Continue reading

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Long Winter Sun.

2C, light NE breeze and clear sky. Dry. I rode the Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 71.84km, time: 03:11:01, pace: 2:40min/km, speed: 22.57km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2694835531 A day of colour. Bright sun cast long shadows, especially towards 5pm, sunset. A copper orange … Continue reading

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First Fixed Gear Outing.

Cold but nice in the sun. 5°C, moderate SW wind and sunny. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 45.75km, time: 02:17:58, pace: 3:01min/km, speed: 19.90km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2685796417 At last, the wind has dropped enough to ride the single speed bike. … Continue reading

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Sunday blast

11°C strong SW, dry and grey. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 83.52km, time: 04:05:28, pace: 2:56min/km, speed: 20.41km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2682240400 Rode without a great deal of energy in my legs. I tapped out the miles though. The route was chosen … Continue reading

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Ainsdale Beach

5°C, still with unbroken blue above. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 7.48km, time: 01:37:45, pace: 13:04min/km, speed: 4.59km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2678812423 Today’s trip is an exploration of my new hometown. Dunes run dominantly in parallel to the rather distant shoreline. Looking out … Continue reading

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Muddy Mess Of a Ride.

Bright winter sun 6°C, brisk S. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 26.48km, time: 01:51:48, pace: 4:13min/km, speed: 14.21km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2676806983 A fine muddy, squelchy start along the canal into early low sun. At 6 or 7 miles, the squelching … Continue reading

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Georgina (gale)

7°C, strong W, clear and sunny. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 37.64km, time: 01:41:54, pace: 2:42min/km, speed: 22.16km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2675561395 Derelict house near Formby Golf Course. The sun made a spectacular exit over the sea tonight (night still happens in … Continue reading

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Galanthus season.

11°C moderate SW wind, dry with some sun. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 30.02km, time: 01:32:11, pace: 3:04min/km, speed: 19.54km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2673510304 Snowdrops are budding but not out yet. It’s not an early sign of spring, but is the … Continue reading

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Mist over the mashes.

2°C, end of rain, no wind and mist forming. I rode Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 46.03km, time: 02:08:55, pace: 2:48min/km, speed: 21.42km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2668104400 One of those rides that were ‘needed‘. I set off in rain though it slowly lifted and … Continue reading

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Cross in the gale.

5°C, strong W, dry with some sun. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.03km, time: 01:53:45, pace: 3:40min/km, speed: 16.37km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2663183518​ Very squelchy mud on the towpath today. These winter tyres coped well so I was glad I’d changed … Continue reading

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