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16°C, rain Three months of rain. The met-office say it’s the Jetstream running unusually far south this summer. Normally it flows north west of Scotland and sends to occasional storm down the northern approaches. This year it’s overhead. For those … Continue reading

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Erroneous weather

12°C, rain The Weather was correct last year- early June days reached 24°C, and summer half-term saw me wading into a mountain lake for a paddle while walking up Nantlle Ridge. This year, the air is cool & rain has … Continue reading

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6°C, some veils of very dense mist Superb French restaurant found by chance in Congleton, Cheshire. I ate the finest Risotto I can remember, and the place has a friendly, homely atmosphere. We didn’t choose the most exotic wine on … Continue reading

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Strap on your bag and ride into dusk

17C, lighter WSW wind, CA:45 miles Extended my ride home tonight. Up the High Street of desolation that is Brownhills, straight on, along a canal tow-path and then onto Cannock Chase. Eventually clocked up 45 miles arriving home in fading … Continue reading

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50% fail

24C, hot & humid. Education panic: BBC 30% of 10 year olds fail to reach the “expected” level in maths & literacy. Erm, this is where I need to call on the services of a statics expert. Remember in the … Continue reading

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And All Our Dreams Will End in Death

13°C, heavy rain. CK:36miles Rain delayed enough for a decent ride this morning. I’ve missed riding that bike. BBC Radio 4: they make good plays that are worth listening to on long motorway drives. Saturday. Howard Neal is the story … Continue reading

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