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Exeter and back 2018-03-31 Into a strong headwind on the way into Exeter but that made it almost a pleasure on the way home. Lots of bank holiday numpties on the cycle path with their badly behaved kids and dogs.
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Picking up the Tribby 2019-04-12 Liz cycle ride into Exeter to pick up the Tribby campervan after its annual service
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-03-26 Into Exeter for the last bits and pieces for Liz's pallet based compost bins project.
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Exeter and back 2018-12-16 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Mrs Lutzys was shut so we stopped at SYC for a coffee on the way back. Rainy!
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Exeter bike ride 2019-11-10 Into Exeter with Liz
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Back from Exeter 2019-10-12 Back from Exeter. Not quite so fast on the way back as a little bit of a headwind got up while I was snacking at Mrs Lutzys.
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-06-08 Into Exeter with Liz. A bit windy so a bit slow.
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-05-11 Into Exeter with Liz. Stopped at Lutzys and SYC on the way back.
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First bike ride of 2019 2019-01-06 Into Exeter and back with Liz. First bike ride of 2019 and the first bike ride after an unpleasant Xmas lurgie.
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Exeter and back 2018-11-03 Into Exeter for breakfast at Lutzys. Strong headwind on the way home.
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-06-17 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Not our fastest!
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Exeter and back 2018-04-07 Into Exeter and back with Liz
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Back from Exeter 2019-11-04 Slow ride back from Exeter
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Into Exeter 2019-10-12 No wind, no bags - so quite a fast time for me. Last 1/4 mile of normal ride was flooded by the Exe.
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Exeter bike ride 2019-03-31 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Bit of a head wind on the way in. Angry caravanner on the way back.
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-10-27 Into Exeter with Liz
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Exeter and back 2019-07-27 Into Exeter and back with Liz
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-04-19 Bank holiday cycle ride into Exeter. Roughly two billion badly behaved children and dog owners on the path.
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Into Exeter and back 2019-01-28 Into Exeter with Liz. Wind assisted on the way back so a few short "sprints".
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Exeter shopping 2019-10-19 Into Exeter with Liz for a bit of shopping
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Ride into Exeter 2018-12-10 A cycle ride with Liz into Exeter. Mrs Lutzy's was closed so we had another cool coffee on the other side of the quay. On posh bike and no wind so an easy ride.
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-06-23 Into Exeter and back with Liz.
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-05-05 Into Exeter with Liz who didn't appreciate either the wind against us both ways or Mrs Lutzy's being full again.
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-04-20 Into Exeter on a hot Easter Saturday.
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Exeter and back 2019-02-23 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Mrs Lutzy's too busy to get a table for coffee!!!
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Exeter and back 2018-05-12 Into Exeter and back with Liz.
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Windy Exeter ride 2018-01-01 A very breezy ride into Exeter with Liz. Hard work on the way out - easier on the way back. Exe was flooding so couldn't get all the way to the Mill on the Exe. Stopped at Lutzy's for coffee.
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Liz's first time back on the bike in a month 2019-10-05 Into Exeter. Was going to have coffee and Mrs Lutzys but cafe was full. Was going to book a demo paddle on an inflatable kayak but shop had a busy open day. Cam home via SYC.
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Exeter and back 2019-02-04 Into Exeter and back. Headwind on the way in.
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Breakfast at Lutzys 2018-09-29 Into Exeter with Liz for breakfast at Lutzys on the Quay. Quite slow as it was Liz's first time back on the bike for about 6 weeks. Replacement saddle and grips on my bike were fine.
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Lidls and SYC 2018-08-05 A trip into town with Liz to pick up some cheap tat at Lidls and then stopped for a coffee at SYC where the weather was perfect for the Kathleen/Buxton Belle Trophy races. But that did mean we were cycling back into a stiff sea breeze.
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To Exeter and back 2012-08-06 A ride along the estuary and canal into Exeter and back
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-06-10 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Coffee and a choccie brownie and Mrs Lutzys.
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Exeter and back 2018-11-24 Into Exeter and back with Liz. First bike ride after a couple of weeks in India for work. From 30 degrees plus each day down to a couple of degrees and rain was a bit of a shock to the system. Stopped at Screwfix for house bits and Lutzys for coffee and a cup cake.
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Coffee at Lutzys 2018-07-16 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Sea breeze helped on the way in and died on the way back. Liz goes super speedy just past the Turf (23 mph along the flat).
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Work cycle ride 2017-07-18 Into work and back - managed to avoid the rain. Felt faster than 14.5 mph average!
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-09-01 Into Exeter with Liz. Strong headwind on the way in and Liz short on breakfast and energy. Coffee and a tart at Mrs Lutyzs helped.
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Work cycle ride 2017-07-06 Fast for me - especially as it was on the old bike and with two heavy panniers.
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Breakfast at Lutzys 2018-10-20 Into Exeter with Liz for breakfast at Lutzys
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Exeter and back 2018-06-10 Into Exeter and back with Liz with a stop at Lutzys for coffee. Liz's first time out on her bike for several weeks.
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Work cycle ride 2017-06-30 Windy both ways but wind somewhat in favour on the way home
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Ride to Exeter Quay and back 2013-10-07 Light winds on the way to the Quay and a head wind on the way back. New walking boots at Framers Friend. Wearing out the soles of walking boots every years must mean we are walking the dog too much.
Exeter cycle ride 2019-08-04 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Coffee at Mrs Lutzys.
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Exeter ride 2019-03-23 Into Exeter with Liz for lunch at Mrs Lutzy's. A rather slow ride as Liz had a bad knee and was really only riding with one leg. I'm assuming if she'd had two legs available we'd have averaged 18 mph...
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Into Exeter and back 2018-12-01 A ride with Liz into Exeter for coffee and tarts at Lutzy's.
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Exeter and back 2018-10-27 Into Exeter with Liz for coffee at Lutzys. Windy on the way out - about a F5 (enough get the dinghy cruise planned for the afternoon to be cancelled)
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Work cycle ride 2017-07-14 Would have been a bit faster if a) an idiot car driver hadn't driven slowly down the cycle path to the Turf Locks and then cut me up at the Turf and b) my chain hadn't come off the front cog just past the Turf. On the plus side, Little Mix weren't sound checking as I went past the concert ground at Powderham.
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Exeter and back 2014-07-07 Wild swans and some of the best cheesy chips ever!
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Bike ride to Exeter 2016-10-18 Start of a possible attempt to maybe get a little fitter. A twenty mile round trip ride into Exeter (Mill on the Exe area) and back again. The final climb back up Cockwood Hill nearly killed me.
Into Exeter 2019-01-26 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Coffee and a custard tart at Lutzy's (after her Xmas / New Year break). Started to get windy on the way back.
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Into Exeter 2019-11-04 With Liz. Coffee at Mrs Lutzys
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Work cycle ride 2017-06-27 Into Exeter and back. A bit of a head wind on the way back.
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Exeter and back 2013-08-17 Into Exeter and back round Exminster gold course
Exeter 2018-05-18 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Coffee at Lutzys and then a fairly strong breeze to contend with on the way back.
Exeter and back 2017-08-26 Into Exeter and back. On the posh bike but far too many blind and deaf walkers, kids and doggies on the paths to be able to go too fast.
Exeter cycle ride 2019-08-12 Into Exeter and Dawlish with Liz for some shopping. Headwind on the way out.
To the canoe shop 2018-08-20 Into Exeter to buy a replacement kick stand for the canoe trolley
Back from the bike shop 2019-02-03 A ride back from the Bike Shed after getting the an extension fitted to raise the handlebars on the Marin hybrid.
Work cycle ride 2017-06-23 In to Exeter and back. Stopped at SYC on the way back.
Work cycle ride 2017-05-12 Into and Exeter and back to work.
Exeter and back 2017-04-17 In to Exeter on the Marin bike. Stopped at SYC on the way back to watch Liz and Nigel on the safety boat. About the same strength and direction wind as yesterday so it seems that the posh bike makes me about 1.5 mph faster.
Exeter and back 2019-01-12 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Coffee at Bar Venezia and then some birthday shopping at the quay cellars.
Kayak shopping 2018-07-22 Into Exeter with Liz to AWS Watersports looking for a sit on top kayak to complement our canadian canoe! Hot.
Exeter and back 2017-12-23 Into Exeter and back with Liz
Work cycle ride 2017-09-06 Work cycle ride
Exeter and back 2017-02-21 Another "fast for me" ride into Exeter and back. Fast - as in more than 14mph average. There was a sod of a headwind on the way out so made up time on the way back (although I could swear that the wind changed direction just as a I started back from Exeter).
Hundred miles this week 2016-10-22 The fifth 20 miler of the week. I'd expected this to be a gentle cycle ride with Liz but she was all gung ho! Way faster than I was expecting and I wasn't allowed my usual stopping places to have a breather. This was the fifth day out in a row doing 20 miles meaning that the target of doing 100 miles in a week was reached with 2 days to spare.Day off tomorrow!
Exeter and back 2016-11-26 Another twenty miler into Exeter and back.
Exeter cycle ride 2019-02-16 Into Exeter with Liz for coffee and a custard tart at Mrs Lutzy's.
Exeter and back 2018-04-23 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Stopped for a coffee at Lutzy's. Watched the dredger deepening the channel out from the Turf Locks.
Exeter and back 2017-12-04 A ride into Exeter and back with Liz
Exeter and back 2019-02-24 After more fettling with the new Triban, into Exeter and back with Liz for coffee and choccie and Mrs Lutzy's.
Bike ride into Exeter 2017-07-02 A leisurely bike ride into Exeter with Liz. Liz's first time on the bike in a while. Combine that with hundreds of ISCA Academy 10 year olds vying to see which one of them could throw themselves under Liz's front wheel first, and the average speed makes more sense. Stopped at SYC on the way back.
Another twenty miles 2016-10-26 Out with Liz for another cycle ride into Exeter and back. Trying to "power" up the bridge at Powderham, I broke 3 spokes on the rear wheel. So the last 2.5 miles are Liz alone as she went home to get the car to rescue me and the broken bike. That means the "reserve" bike tomorrow - the almost unridden Ridgeback Genesis Day Two.
Another twenty miler 2016-11-20 Well almost a twenty miler. The 2 inch rain fall in Exeter meant that the last part of the cycle path ride was under water. Hard work cycling in to the head wind that was the remnants of Storm Angus. Disappointing that the winds dropped away for the homeward leg - as shown by the drifting boats when stopping briefly at SYC.
Exeter bike ride 2019-10-06 Into Exeter with Liz. Liz's left knee AWOL so really the average speed should be doubled to 19.8 mph. Mrs Lutzy's full again with bloody cyclists!
Bike shop ride 2019-03-28 Into Exeter to pick up some spare inner tubes and repair kits after yesterday's puncture shenanigans. Garmin Connect made the moving average for this trip as 14.8 mph - prefer their calculations!
Liz ride to work and Exeter 2019-03-27 Liz cycle ride to work and then into Exeter with Aidan for lunch at Mrs Lutzys. Aidan had a puncture on the way home and had brought the right sized spare tyre but with the wrong sized valve. Doh. Liz cycled home and then rescued Aidan in the car.
Into Exeter 2019-01-25 Into Exeter and the Bike Shed to get the handlebars on the Marin changed. However, a change of plan when discussing options at the shop meant leaving the bike there and catching the train back.
Exeter for coffee 2018-12-23 Into Exeter with Liz for a coffee. As Mrs Lutzy's is now closed for a month, it was to Bar Venezia and the most ridicously chocolatty chocolate fudge cacke slice.
St Davids and back 2018-11-05 Into Exeter St Davids with Liz to pick up some train tickets. Coffee on the Quay on the way back (where police divers were searching the river for a missing person).
Cycling into Brian 2017-10-21 In fact, Storm Brian was mostly a westerly and Liz and I were cycling mostly north / south so apart from the occasional big gust, it didn't make too much of a difference. The coffee and custard tart at Lutzys was very good!
Exeter and back 2017-10-07 Too windy for us to want to go sailing (F4 gusting F6) so Liz and I cycled into Exeter and back.
Into Exeter and back 2017-08-05 Too windy for sailing so we went cycling. Quite a big bit windy said Liz after her first time on the bike for quite a while.
Exeter and back 2017-07-16 It was going to be a longer ride round to Lympstone but it started raining and the wind got up. Still - first time ever with an average speed of over 15 mph! Would have been faster except for having to slow down so often for huge numbers of kids and walkers. They are also digging up the cycle path at Exe Bridges which meant walking round various diversions and not getting the full 20 miles in.
Exeter and back - quite fast 2017-02-18 A very fast (for me) ride out to Exeter (averaged 16.2mph - would have been faster but for the hordes of pedestrians on the last couple of miles) and a somewhat slower ride back into quite a strong head wind. Stopped briefly at SYC to watch the dinghy instructor pre-prep course. Fastest overall average I've managed on the 20 miles "Exeter and back" ride. First time averaging over 14 mph!
First bike ride of 2015 2015-01-04 Liz ride into Exeter and back
Lizzies 100 mile week - Part 1 2019-03-02 Aidan goes abroad for work amd Lizzie does a 100 miles on the bike in one week!
Exeter and back 2017-06-12 Quite hard work as I hadn't been on the bike for the last three weeks and there was a bit of a head wind on the way out.
Exeter and back 2017-02-27 A gentle ride into Exeter and back. A mixture of sunshine and showers but at least the wind was from the side. Most impressively, Liz managed to come off her bike but still remain standing at the end of the manoeuvre!
Exeter cycle ride 2019-03-17 Into Exeter with Liz. First day in a week that the winds weren't above force 6! Still windy though so hard work on the way in and Mrs Lutzy's was full! Stopped at Dawlish Warren bike cafe to get the gears on Liz's bike "fine tuned". Met up with Dr John.
Exeter and back 2016-11-28 A windy ride into Exeter and back. Luckily the wind (F5 to F7 on Met Office forecast) was mostly on the side,
Another twenty miles 2016-10-19 Another ride into Exeter and back. Hard work!
Meet up at the Imperial 2019-07-06 Into Exeter with Liz to meet up with Rose and Midge at the Imperial.
Exeter bike shop 2019-01-19 Into Exeter and the Bike Shed bike shop to see if I can get the handlebars on the Marin changed to improve the riding position a little.
Into Exeter 2018-07-01 Into Exeter with Liz to buy some excellent value £19.99 binoculars from Lidls
Into Exeter 2018-01-06 Into the centre of Exeter to pick up Liz's phone after a repair because it got dunked in "a bowl of water". Excellent service from IT Mobile in Gandy Street.
2017 miles cycled in 2017 2017-12-02 This track reaches my target of cycling 2017 miles in 2017! Was meant to be a gentle ride to Lutzys for lunch but a torn wall on the side of Liz's tyre meant that we had to abandon and get a new tyre. Then into Exeter Quay a little later reaching the 2017 mile mark somewhere near the Turf Locks.
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