Category Archives: Weather

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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Heavy washout.

18°C, heavy rain. All day. There are met office warnings of possible flooding. We’ve been spoilt by fine days this summer, I really fancy a bike ride today. Off to the garage to skulk around mending and servicing. Later … … 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. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3078674872 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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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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One of the machines is broken.

18°C, deep blue and still. I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 40.97km, time: 01:35:55, pace: 2:20min/km, speed: 25.63km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2998463041 What a fun ride. The lighter wheels make for a more racey feel, the higher gear is not felt. As before, … Continue reading

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DofE 2.0 North Downs

24°C, cloudless and still I led DofE Bronze with MapMyRide+! Distance: 18.27km, time: 08:35:00, pace: 28:11min/km, speed: 2.13km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2868937525 Each day started cold, Saturday was +4.5°C and Sunday morning colder. Here, the sun happens to shine down the inside of … Continue reading

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Renew First Aid

22C, Clear sunny blue skies. Still day one, breezy on day two. I learn’t more on this course in the first morning than on the entirety of the previous course three years ago. One aspect of their teaching technique was … Continue reading

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Carneddau ring: 1

6°C start sunny patches. No wind. Hiking in semi-winter conditions. The theme here is ‘no planning’. My first idea for a start was changed because of a closed road. There map a cross country running event that forced closures. Other … Continue reading

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This could be a nice campsite.

7°C, rain. Pitched near Betwys-y-coed on the banks of the R. Conwy. Can’t really tell how good this place is because I arrived in the dark. Tonight’s rain should be the last of it this weekend.

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Normal weather again.

8°C, light S breeze, light cloud. I rode Paddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 49.59km, time: 02:03:55, pace: 2:30min/km, speed: 24.01km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2747744446 Running at speed, I had a very enjoyable spin. Once I passed my new house, I headed south along … Continue reading

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