Tag Archives: canals

Walk in windchill.

2°C white cloud and strong E. Windchill very significant. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 12.95km, time: 02:27:16, pace: 11:22min/km, speed: 5.28km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2740750153 It looks as though it’s about to drop into the water. There are rows of these grooves, probably … Continue reading

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Drying mud.

17°C, sun and negligible wind. Dry. I rode CX with MapMyRide+! Distance: 18.4mi, time: 01:47:20, pace: 5:51min/mi, speed: 10.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/931767171 Better weather brings dry air and warm sun. Each day sees the ground becoming dryer and firmer. I alternated rides … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, the rest of the country basks in sunshine.

I rode CX with MapMyRide+! Distance: 18.4mi, time: 01:47:20, pace: 5:51min/mi, speed: 10.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/931767171 Plod around some canal towpaths in figure-8 routes. On one bridge, a family stopped while dad fixed the lad’s puncture. That was his role for the … Continue reading

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Muddy good ride.

I rode CX with MapMyRide+! Distance: 22.1mi, time: 02:30:15, pace: 6:5min/mi, speed: 8.8mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/927048337 Slow recovery ride along canals and paths. Largely repeated the route up to Wychnor and found it waterlogged in places, but not the same places as … Continue reading

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Icey crust below, canal woodpeckers above.

4°C, SW brisk, rain/sleet. Rode CX with MapMyRide+! Distance: 21.4mi, time: 02:25:57, pace: 6:50min/mi, speed: 8.8mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/882936239 Eventful short ride. Took the reverse canal route from Friday, my own tyre tracks are still there. The tyres broke a crispy thin … Continue reading

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Canal gloop.

I rode CX with MapMyRide+! Distance: 18.9mi, time: 02:15:16, pace: 7:10min/mi, speed: 8.4mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/881230961 Yesterday’s rain is soaking slowly into saturated ground. It’s deepest by gates and stiles where walkers have trod. These cycling shoes didn’t let me down. The … Continue reading

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