Tag Archives: winter

I needed that!

5°C, light cloud and no wind. https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3348057034 This steel bridge is on my route to work. Today’s ride was more relaxed with enough time to stop for photos. The galvanized slats make a terrible noise as you ride over. The … Continue reading

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Hibernate in the shed.

8°C, storms brewing, strong W. Heavy rain. This moth has chosen the window frame inside the shed to spend the winter in a very sluggish state. He was on the glass, but settled here after I accidentally dislodged him. Maybe … Continue reading

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Ten degrees

Sun and showers, 4°C, NW breeze. Cold house, the kitchen was 10°C when I got home tonight. It’s a few degrees higher now and the fire is roaring in the front room. The cold has penetrated deeply today, it reached … Continue reading

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Depths.

4°C, windy, some hail showers, No ride, latent virus saps my energy so I am in rest phase. I can’t tell whether this cold will erupt fully or fizzle out losing the fight with my immune system. Hoar frost on … Continue reading

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Creaky ride.

CA-ride: Distance: 63.43mi, time: 04:14:13, speed: 14.97mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/485205951 Dry, though there were still floods to ride through. The sun shone, and little wind blew. The only blemish was a distracting creaking sound from either the saddle or maybe, the bottom-bracket. … Continue reading

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End is nigh.

5C, rain soon. Winter is about to end, a warm front is almost here, that should be it. Only a month late. Not as cold as 2010, but far longer.

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Derby lane snowdrifts.

4C,cold light snow showers. Rode in Leicestershire with MapMyRide! Distance: 51.22mi, time: 03:44:45, http://mapmyride.com/view_route?r=9110435700007763969 Dry but Derby lane was impassable because of snow drifts. Other cyclists warned me about the route, but the northern end of the road was clear. … Continue reading

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Winter marches on.

4°C, grey, Drawing on: snow forecast for tomorrow, winter is stubborn this year. Yes, we have been spoilt by a string of early springs. Nearly Easter, but the magnolia is nowhere near in bloom. Temperatures have topped 4°C over this … Continue reading

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Baltic.

+1°C, felt much colder. I rode in bracing driving snow with MapMyRide! Distance: 30.9mi, time: 02:20:03 http://mapmyride.com/view_route?r=782386567082672129 Due to family commitments, I had to go home after only two hours. Shame that because I could have managed a much more. … Continue reading

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Ince Blundell

4°C, NW breeze. CK: 22.3 miles. Fixed 42×17 gear rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 22.31mi, time: 01:35:22, pace: 4:16min/mi, speed: 14.04mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/view_route?r=948135982116619097 Ince Blundell is, today, a newly added shortcut away from the Formby-Southport dragstrip. What a funny place though, it … Continue reading

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