Monthly Archives: October 2019

#90

Its the half term holidays so I did not get the regular rides in at the beginning of the week. Reasons: I was not working on Tuesday so no commute. I need a new chainset for the 29er so cannot … Continue reading

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#89

Another struggle to get out of the sack this morning was followed by a nice mild ride in the mist with no wind. The permawet is here and I have now resigned myself to wet roads until April. When I … Continue reading

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#88

It was a struggle getting out of bed this morning, despite 7hrs sleep. What has happened to me? It can’t be age or lack of fitness surely! 2 years ago I could easily ride a 200km week and not feel … Continue reading

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#87

Despite only riding 22km yesterday, I was knackered this morning and in my usual mood of late to can the ride. Except that I couldn’t because we are skint and don’t have enough petrol in the van to get me … Continue reading

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#86

Heading into the driving drizzle this morning I instantly regretted my choice of layers. Under my barely waterproof autumn jacket, all I had was a merino base layer. I was on the right side of cold and had packed my … Continue reading

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#84 & #85

I headed out early into the gloom on Tuesday with full beam on and rain jacket for the forecast light showers. Guess what? It was patchy drizzle for 5km and the rest was a nice SE breeze. Across me, not … Continue reading

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#83

British weather forecasts of rain are always a source of amusement to me. To me they appear to embellish the truth sometimes and then prepare us for worse other times. What is reported to be light rain showers are really … Continue reading

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#82

Through the window forecasts aren’t always the most accurate where I live. Our house is sheltered from the wind and even an early walk along the Flitch with the dog did not warn me of the 15mph SW headwind that … Continue reading

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#81

I came across an article via Laura Laker, a Guardian columnist about SUVs. In her Twitter feed, she points to an historical piece from 2004 by Malcolm Gladwell from the New Yorker about the physical and psychological dangers that these … Continue reading

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#80

My morning legs weren’t keen but the clear, dry morning made the rest of me want to get out. They (the legs) never usually mind once I get going anyway. I was off early with the full beam on the … Continue reading

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