Monthly Archives: November 2019

#98

The autumn pattern has established itself. Dry, still but cold or mild, windy and wet. I’m actually a sleeveless in September kind of guy. There’s not much that I like better in my world of commuting than a ride in … Continue reading

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I watched NZ domination over England unfold over the weekend. I love Test cricket. There are so many key moments over the course of 5 days that decide the outcome. In my case, the key moments defined a slowly emerging, … Continue reading

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#97

I really could not be bothered when I woke on Thursday morning. I had a busy day ahead starting with pooch patrol at dawn. But the night before, as I was watching the first session of NZ v England, I … Continue reading

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#96

I wrote a while back about 4°C being about my limit. Today was another cold morning. Clear, still and another 0°C. As is the case with my winter riding, there was a fair amount of dithering. Layers, coffee, checking the … Continue reading

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#95

The real feel was sub zero so I decided on a shorter route from the supermarket. I was on the 29er but stayed on the tarmac. No point in slogging through mud extending the pain any more than I had … Continue reading

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#94

I got a very cross telling off from my tired legs this morning when I woke. Instead of deciding to drive to work after dropping the boys at school, I got dressed and took the dog for a frolic in … Continue reading

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#93

For as long as the cold weather hit me this autumn, I have struggled with the necessary motivation. Not just to commute but to ride in general. After last week I was a bit fed up. I only went for … Continue reading

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#92

Still, cold, slow sunrise and glorious autumn colours were the features of my ride. Beforehand was a flurry of fluffing about not really wanting to venture out into another frigid day. The yellows, fading greens, oranges, reds and browns of … Continue reading

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#91

It was another slog yesterday. Cold with the addition of an easterly. Pleasant, warm even-in the summer as the heat breezes over from the continent. But during all the other seasons it’s cold and horrible, even when it is pushing … Continue reading

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