Category Archives: Cycling

First fog, 2019

12°C, fog. Only the second trip out with the new bars fitted. You probably can’t see but they’re flared bars. It’s subtle but a definite improvement, there is a larger flat section behind the hoods to rest hands which is … Continue reading

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The correct way to start a Saturday.

12°C, bright and dry. Light wind. The sea defences are made of muddy clay. Today the surface is firm gum and deeply rutted by cattle hooves. That’s quite a difficult surface for a ‘cross bike even with 38mm tyres. I … Continue reading

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Sunny Friday

16°C, bright sun, dry. It’s pumpkin time! Does it look odd to you that the fruit are all laid out evenly on this field but there are no leaves? I have have a strangely sore knee. It’s awful when I … Continue reading

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Signets watched.

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Last Zing

27°C, 0 cloud, light breeze. Thought I was getting tired of cycling yesterday but then did this fun short route this morning. Everything was right, felt fit and happy with the bike. The photo above is the stop at Aregnu … Continue reading

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Avapressa

31°C,full sun. This one left me tired. The route extended into the next valley east and came down to the coast via Montecello.

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90 minutes creaking

27°C, bright after this morning’s thunder. Good distance for an end of afternoon outing. Postponed this morning’s outing because of slow persistent thunderstorms. It was exciting, however, to watch the lightning bolts strike the sea from bed. That poor Kona … Continue reading

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Calenzana horseshoe

27°C, patches of thick cloud clearing later. The trunk road was mostly clear and cooler this morning making the climbs easier. A blast down from Lumio was a scream! This year I have 2x 750ml bottles and made full use … Continue reading

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Zing in Aregno

30°C, fierce sun and thunder at end. It’s that bike again. I’ve hired this one before but.some bits have changed. The gears and.wheels are new. It handles very nicely apart from a bent bar and slightly too short stem. The … Continue reading

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Warm wind.

21°C, strong S, strong sun Another short ride.

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