The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Fri May 22, 2020 4:34 pm

Bad luck.
I'm just about to go out for a walk. It's blowing a hoolie round here, today, not good cycling weather.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Fri May 22, 2020 7:13 pm

Hope you enjoyed your walk Mark. It's blowing here too, 14mph westerly, gusting to 25mph; I had a hard slog eastwards for 12.5miles and then flew home - average of 16.7mph for the round trip! Forecast for the weekend looks a bit variable.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sat May 23, 2020 7:04 pm

Blowing even harder today!

I rode in the opposite direction today so very fast out leg, heading east, then a slog all the way home.

At about the turn point, this is Burrow Mump, a sort of miniature Glastonbury Tor that sits alongside the confluence of the Rivers Parrett and Tone at Burrowbridge - this is on the Somerset Levels so although it's a good few miles from the Bristol Channel the rivers are still tidal.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Greg » Sat May 23, 2020 10:18 pm

Ray P wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 7:04 pm
At about the turn point, this is Burrow Mump, a sort of miniature Glastonbury Tor that sits alongside the confluence of the Rivers Parrett and Tone at Burrowbridge - this is on the Somerset Levels so although it's a good few miles from the Bristol Channel the rivers are still tidal.
Indeed. The Bristol Channel has the second highest tidal range variance in the world. Around 15 metres. Consequently, most of the rivers that feed into it have a notable range variation well inland by several miles.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sun May 24, 2020 2:27 am

Greg wrote:
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Indeed. The Bristol Channel has the second highest tidal range variance in the world.
Yep, second only to the Bay of Fundy in Novia Scotia,

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Sun May 24, 2020 1:01 pm

Nice photo, Ray. I'll be out in a short wile for a valley ride, just wondering how to ring the changes on the available roads to add some interest.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Mon May 25, 2020 7:14 pm

Beautiful weather for a bike ride. Here's the view towards Taunton from the south (Thurlbear Woods to be precise).

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Mon May 25, 2020 8:31 pm

Very nice. Similar conditions up here.
I've had a good couple of days on the bike. Yesterday afternoon I did an hour & 5 mins on some of the usual valley roads, the wind had dropped, quite nice.
Today, better, went for a couple of hours, some variations on a regular route that goes down the main road to and past Ruthin, then through some wooded hills and back along the east side of the valley though Llanbedr DC.
I managed to do one short stretch of road I have never used before. Very good it was too.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Mon May 25, 2020 8:38 pm

Those arrows are Welsh for one-way-systems in the middle of nowhere yeah?!
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Mon May 25, 2020 9:55 pm

Could be - there wasn't any 2-way traffic there that I could detect. North of Llanbedr I did nearly get crushed into a hedge by a massive tractor with a grass trailer, though.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Fri May 29, 2020 6:43 pm

Wow, what an amazing day out there on the roads. Like riding in the South of France. More meanderings in the hilly lanes south of Ruthin, at my far point today. Only problem was a stinker of a headwind for the first hour, heading south on the main road. On the way back it was cycling heaven, tailwind, 23°C, blazing sun , clear views everywhere.
2hrs13 at 141bpm average, pulse would have been a bit lower without the headwind start.
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Post by Ray P » Fri May 29, 2020 7:10 pm

I also took the opportunity the nice weather presented for a good ride this afternoon. Felt strong and ended up doing 65miles (about 100Km).
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Post by Dave the bass » Fri May 29, 2020 8:49 pm

Top ridin' team, jolly well done.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by jack » Fri May 29, 2020 10:57 pm

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by shane » Sat May 30, 2020 9:27 am

That’s 26,417 heartbeats.


I need to get out more.

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