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Fitness and Fun. Shrops Highland and Wild Wales Challenges. Some nice long rides I hope.

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  • 117 miles
  • 08:12 time
  • 5961 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. VELO
    good Tenbury Wells 62 mi 04:37 13.4mph pace

    It was a tad chilly first thing as I headed to the meet at Powick. Jules H was already there and John G turned up almost immediately. We headed over the Teme for Martley and the climb up and over... read more

  2. VELO
    good Up Town 2.72 mi 00:15:00 10.9mph pace

    Bit of shopping

  3. VELO
    good Trumpet 52 mi 03:20 15.6mph pace

    I was a bit late heading out for this one. T storms were forecast. I hoped they wouldn't make it this far west. I took the standard run around the north end of the Hills to loop for Codding... read more

  4. VELO
    Bredon 51 mi 03:34 14.3mph pace

    What a lovely day. Sunshine!! 8 out, Steve E, Mark L, Sara P, Mrs 26 and lil ole me in the Green while Pete M, John G and Margaret PR were waiting in Upton. Steve called the Bredon Hill circuit ... read more

  5. VELO
    good Fladbury 58 mi 04:17 13.5mph pace

    It was a bit of a mental effort to get myself out on this one. Well I could just meet up with Pete M and Jules H at Upton and head home if I didn't feel right. But those guys are a tonic for... read more

  6. VELO
    good Surgery 3.24 mi 00:20 9.7mph pace

    Talk about some numbers.

  7. walk
    Another Attempt 2.06 mi 02:00

    We thought we would try for the summit of Monte Prato Fiorito again after our failed attempt last time. This time we took the car to where we got to last time. The map looked to be good this time... read more

  8. VELO
    good Tuscany 4 43 mi 05:17 8.1mph pace

    Now the map said there was a road over into the valley near Abetone. It went over a pass quite high up in the hills at about 1700 meters. So I headed up the climb for Montefegatesi and over the r... read more

  9. walk
    good Confusion 4.32 mi 03:00

    The plan was to climb Monte Prato Fiorito, which at 1300 meters (4260 feet), with its steep slopes should be a challenge and give us superb views. We headed out on an obvious path but as we procee... read more

  10. walk
    good Lucca 4.04 mi 03:00

    A visit to Lucca to see the old town. The highlights included the 237 step climb of the Torre Guinigi, the ice cream in the pre Christian Anfiteatro and the visible remains of a well dressed Saint... read more

  11. VELO
    good Tuscany 3 Villano 31 mi 02:49 11.0mph pace

    Chris's aunt lives at Villano so it had been arranged to visit. I thought it would make a nice ride over. So I dropped to Bagni di Lucca and headed for a 6 mile climb up the ever present hai... read more

  12. walk
    good San Cassiano 6.15 mi 04:00

    Liz and Chris had arrived so we headed off for a walk. Crumbs, Italian maps and footpaths are tricky to follow and find. We navigated as best we could using contours and experience. The found ou... read more

  13. VELO
    good Tuscany 2 25 mi 02:43 9.2mph pace

    Mrs 26 was keen to experience my ride of yesterday for herself. So off we went as before. This time we stopped more often for photos and taking in the views. Today's weather was better. Do... read more

  14. VELO
    good Tuscany 1 25 mi 02:31 9.9mph pace

    From our village of Longoio I headed straight out onto what turned out to be a 4 mile climb. A big mountain loomed ahead. The wild flowers were stunning with orchids in pride of place. Over the ... read more

  15. Hi DM pals. I'm away for a wee while now and won't have inter webby access so I'll be missing your posts. Play nicely while I'm away and enjoy.

  16. VELO
    good Staunton 40 mi 02:50 14.1mph pace

    Sara P and Steve E and I met up in the Green. The forecast wasn't wonderful with temps being lowish and rain about. We headed over to Upton where Pete M and new boy Rob A were waiting. Sara... read more

    • Dennis S.
      Dennis S.

      Nice ride 26! I managed to stay on my rides to and from work today too! (Mind you i was not taking any chances and took a change of clothing and a towel with me!-lol :-)) )

      26 days ago Like1 person

    • Diane V.
      Diane V.

      Glad it was a pleasant outing!

      26 days ago Like1 person

  17. VELO
    good Road Works 36 mi 02:34 14.0mph pace

    My legs were a bit tired after yesterday's outing but Mrs 26 wanted a ride. So I saddled up and we headed out for the Castlemorton lanes. Over the Marsh went well as did the jink to Bushley.... read more

  18. VELO
    good Hailes Abbey 75 mi 05:23 13.9mph pace

    Jules H and John B were chatting as I rolled up to the Upton meet. Pete M had contacted to say his train had delayed him. One he showed up we were underway quite quickly but some time had been lo... read more

  19. VELO
    good Fladbury 55 mi 03:54 14.1mph pace

    I met Pete M and John G in Upton. Shorts and short sleeves today as we have a small amount of summer weather at the moment. Much chat later we rode past the queues at the roadworks on the other s... read more

  20. VELO
    alright Bodenham Golf Club 62 mi 05:00 12.4mph pace

    Despite feeling a tad under the weather I joined Jules H at Powick. We took to the lanes for Leigh and at Alfrick I showed Jules a new lane (for him). The weather was warming up as the sun got go... read more

    • Diane V.
      Diane V.

      Tough day with the tires, but the beer makes up for it. Nicely done!

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Shelly A.
      Shelly A.

      Wow, tough ride.

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Dennis S.
      Dennis S. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Great ride 26, i have know idea how you manage to do more than 1 long ride in a week, Looking at your workouts this week, if i did (or should i say if i managed to do that) it would take me a month to recover!-lol :-)

      about 1 month ago

    • 26x25

      @Dennis. It's just practice really. You can do it too. Build up steadily

      about 1 month ago Like1 person