Category Archives: Winter Bike

Five in a row

20°C, clear blue with negligible SW.Five day in a row I have ridden. I can feel it now so the average speed is down noticeably. The photo is a dereluct house in Formby. Looks like it is a project now.

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Bannister climb

9°C, some sun, light S wind This is turning into an regular route for me. Bannister Lane is a benchmark for my fitness. This year, I have only been up on 8 speed bikes, previously I rode up on the … Continue reading

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Hills and strong wind.

8°C, strong NW with a few showers. mostly sunny. Round the back of Dalton are some decent climbs and sweeping descents towards Parbold. The Mustang is good on hills despite being heavy. The weight is not noticeable unless you ride … Continue reading

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Storm Gareth.

8°C, Storm force SW Mostly dry. that was hard, riding into the wind with 50mph gusts. Along the sea wall, the wind blew lifting sand. Some of it rose above eye level. I had to ride on the footpath because … Continue reading

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40 miles on the Arrow.

8°C, sunny with a fresh SW breeze. Climbed Bannister Hill after a stop at the favourite cafe. I like that climb, it leaves you with a refreshed feeling that lasts all day. Perhaps I will try it on the single-speed … Continue reading

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Getting better at this.

9°C, misty start but the sun breaks through I’m so slow to warm up. Beyond 8 miles I felt the long cranks flowing smoothly in time with the raised pace. The old bike is creaky though. It could be the … Continue reading

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Metric Century 2.

12°C brisk S breeze but brighter later. That was a good day out. The route had plenty of variety, hills, flats and a good coffee stop. Later was a long slog on flat land exposed to the wind. My fitness … Continue reading

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Crank arrives.

11°C, sunny and Spring like. Those eBay cranks have arrived. the BB bolts are missing but at least they are in excellent condition. There is barely a blemish on the polish anywhere. Oh, I managed to get a ride in … Continue reading

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Stretch your legs

10°C, SW wind and some soft drizzle To close a rather satisfying# day with a blast on the bike. I rode the Arrow despite it being somewhat poorly. It has a slow puncture and a knackered chainset. Still, the ride … Continue reading

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Mustang on gravel.

Windswept flats, a decent route with enough variety for a winter ride. This outing follows a long walk yesterday to clear my legs.

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