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Seven Round Walks…

Prescription: Nature… (a 2020 update original post May 2015) In this time of isolation from ‘the world’, it seems ‘nature’ has never been more potent. If you’re are lucky enough to be able to get out and about, I sincerely hope you are able to find space to enjoy some ‘nature’. Em & I have […]

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The Call of a Calm sea in Summer

As you know, for 5 years now I have ridden a bike to and from work. This activity and perspective has seen many changes over time. It’s not for everyone I guess. It’s probably just me. As mentioned before, generally I have moved from a driverly, ‘get there’ quickest, arterial-route, cyclist-culture mode, to a more pedestrian, […]

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New route, new horizons…

…and so after a spell in both the doldrums and some rough seas, the little red boat found harbour and anchored up for a while. After leaving the land that hope forsook, it’s a reminder; be mindful who you share your boat with… the last few months have been disturbing, worrying and transformative. I replenished provisions, took another look […]

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Two wheels on my bike…

Since March 2011, I’d been lucky to make the most of a relatively easy bike commute (7 miles each way) into Leicester, but since I’ve been hung out to dry by my previous employers, the wheels could have been left grumping in the garage – it’s easy to leave them there, as I did for […]

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Gr8 Walking App

Gr8 new walking app, well new to us anyway. We’ve been tracking our walks etc with Strava ‘cos that’s what I used to use on my bike. But we recently wanted to follow a preset GPS (.gpx) route already mapped by derbyshirewalking. A quick google and we found www.viewranger.com which can display routes, track your GPS position and track your […]

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It’s been 3 years… …and 9000+ miles

…only 3 years …and 9000+ miles, and a lot’s changed. It’s been 3 years since I got my Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc 2011. I’ve stopped religiously recording the miles but, I tallied: 3051 miles year one 3250 miles in year two It follows that I’ve done about 3000+ this last year too. The annual commute of 230 days […]

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Still on my bike…

Today’s ride home was wind-assisted* with a rare west-sou-westerly coming up from the homeland pushing me home. Feeling the wind carry me along today was edifying – I was assisted onwards by natural forces… the same natural forces that are wreaking havoc elsewhere in the country. When outside forces are against us, we often feel […]