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 Post subject: Re: Today's Ride
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:11 pm 
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Amen to that!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:19 pm 
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al-onestare wrote:

mk one wrote:
Have to ask, what is project GTFOOL al? :?


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:) made me smile.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:58 am 
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I'm not suggesting anyone who owns a GT is a fool by the way :lol:

Mild 14 degrees with a gentle breeze, increasing slightly on higher ground. Damp but no rain. Did the Friday morning longer loop over to Shoreham whilst the adjusted mornings are still "bright". Fairly quiet roads thanks to half-term.

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Just realised I managed to get the Shoreham cross in shot (on the hill)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:40 pm 
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I've managed to get out a couple of times this week. I've finally completed the Lee Valley path. The weather has been really poor: most of the towpath is flooded. The M-Trax and I are both in temporary accommodation at the moment. Fortunately lockdown offers a bit more stability.

Enfield to Tottenham Hale and back, including an excursion across Tottenham Marshes.

Along the towpath was quite mild. Across the marshes noticeably chilly.

Several rides, the longest being about 16 miles. Slow pace - not much riding for about a month has taken its toll on my fitness.

Temperatures varying over the two days of 7°c - 15°c


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Indeed the weather has been typically autumnal with long spells of rain with blustery winds. I ran another virtual Reading Half marathon on Sunday in very damp conditions, gave Monday a miss as it was pelting down, then another wet run yesterday.

But today and the next few days looks much better. Chilly 3 degrees, rising maybe to 4 or 5 by 08:15. Little to no breeze, glorious blue skies and golden sunshine :D

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The iconic Smoke and Dart combo is the weapon of choice given the conditions. The paddle design eats up boggy, squelchy single-track for breakfast.


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 Post subject: Re: Today's Ride
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:32 pm 
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^^^ Golden 8)

Woke up this morning feeling tired, that along with my recurring back injury and the fact it was pretty chilly really didn't do much to inspire me to go out for a bike ride.

I forced myself to though and once out i quickly warmed up. The trails were mostly dry and the sun was warm when it did pop its head out. It was very busy, lots of walkers, including one guy with 15 or so Collies, horse riders and mountain bikers. I was going to stay out longer as the weather was quite nice once out but i could feel my back/hip reminding me it was still sore so i did a normal loop.

It was a great riding day and hopefully the weather stays like this for a while longer.


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Happy foggy Friday!

Chilly 4 degrees, rising to about 5. Very still and by the time I took this photo after 08:00, the sky was poking through. Now at 09:30'ish, we've got that wonderful layer of broken cotton wool cloud. Lovely stuff. Trails are damp but the mud is slowly disappearing. Still, it's amazing how much slower it is with all that extra rolling resistance.

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Rocking the 96/97 jacket with modern day Kona merino wool leggings and under jersey. Whoever found out and manufactured merino wool so it doesn't feel like wearing your nan's knitting needs a medal. Amazing stuff that keeps you toasty but lets out enough heat so you don't sweat. It's modern day tech I endorse!


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Chips by the river in Wareham,20 mile round trip half off road and not very fast,the Wife dos'nt do fast !


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Grazing bulls or ox, to be precise. Quite unusual around here. Some cows, here and there, sheep are more common.
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It's time for fenders and lights again.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:16 pm 
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Gotta get those rides in whilst the light is holding on...

Very mild 13 and staying at that by 08:15, still, bit damp, very busy roads. So much for a lock-down which let's face it, in comparison to the spring, isn't. Another token shot at Greenwich. The light was too good to ignore.

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