Category Archives: cyclocross

Kona Jake

Crunchy sands

16°C, blazing sun with crisp shadows. A gentle outing along the coast. Much of the ground has dried out, that thick gummy mud has set leaving soft loose sand in places. This was a pleasant relaxing ride. Those dark bands … Continue reading

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Good Thursday.

19°C, milky sin, warm dry with medium E breeze. Gravel Roads: this route never strayed far from home but was a decent outing. These gravel roads may need tougher tyres, winter CX tyres are fine on wet grass but some … Continue reading

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Fylde Coastal path.

6°C, E wind, sunny and dry. Cold with a piercing E wind. The ground is hard now so a bike with some suspension would help. There are sections where the ridges in the dyke forced me to get off and … Continue reading

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Ewe turned turtle.

10°C, brisk NW, bright sun. Rode the RSPB route in vright sunshine. That SSW leg takes you through a field of sheep. They were all ewes, many with lambs, tiny lambs. Then I saw one motionless, on her side. I … Continue reading

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Soft pedaling the cross.

13°C, sunny with light breeze. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3392284945 I have a teacher’s cold (again). Since it’s an unseasonably warm sunny day, I rode the cross bike anyway. I soft-pedaled along the sea wall. The tide was high making the beach soggy. Cross … Continue reading

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Ribble Dyke by cyclo-cross.

12°C, sunny with S breeze. Soft mud of the season made this a smoother route than last time I passed this way. What an excellent day! I saw Egrets, heard Oyster Catchers and many others I can’t identify. The glancing … Continue reading

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Cross the chase, December.

11°C, sun and cold wind. Rain to finish. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3280048873 Besides that, here’s an anecedote. The bike got quite muddy on this outing so normally I’d hose it down. Today, I have no access to a hose. Instead, I used a … Continue reading

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Towpath in darkness

8°C, clear sky with brisk W wind and cold. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3279276373 Here’s a first, an off-road ride in the dark . The hard contrast from the light make ruts and pits easy to spot. Last night’s rain made the surface quite … Continue reading

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Dank Sunday gravel

11°C, some rain early, brighter later on, brisk SW. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3272450158 A sluggish ride but that doesn’t matter, it’s December. The fitness miles don’t start until January. Winter miles lead to summer smiles, as they say without cringing.

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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 https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3251440075 This was a recovery ride after a persistent cold. It’s … Continue reading

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