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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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Car buying bike ride - part 2 2013-04-22 Back into Exeter to buy a replacement car after our Citroen Xsara estate died after just 77k miles.
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Exeter and back 2013-08-17 Into Exeter and back round Exminster gold course
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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.
Bike ride to work 2014-03-14 Needed to go into work and wife needed the car for the mile trip into her work so hubby had a 20 mile round trip to work by bike. OK - so she did have to come home at lunchtime for Scooby hound but...
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A short ride from Exeter 2020-03-23 Back from Exeter and via Dawlish Warren
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Exeter bike ride 2020-11-12 Into Exeter for some DIY click and collect shopping
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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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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.
Another twenty miles 2016-10-19 Another ride into Exeter and back. Hard work!
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Another twenty miles 2016-10-20 Third day in a row of cycling into Exeter and back. Every day is getting harder - surely that's not right! A couple of "reading breaks" on the way back.
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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!
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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.
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Into Exeter 2020-07-06 Toolstation shopping for the next DIY project.
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Into Exeter 2019-11-04 With Liz. Coffee at Mrs Lutzys
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-06-03 Ride in to Exeter with Liz to buy a new buoyancy aid. Coffee at Mrs Lutzys.
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Exeter and back 2016-11-27 Liz's first time back on the bike at the tail end of a two week lurgy.
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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,
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Exeter and back 2016-12-03 A windy ride into Exeter and back, Liz still in post lurgie mode.
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Exeter and back 2016-12-05 To the Mill On The Exe and back
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Exeter and back 2016-12-17 First ride in a fortnight - work and the weather put paid to the previous weekend.
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Exeter cycle ride 2020-03-12 Into Exeter with Liz after she finished work
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-10-27 Into Exeter with Liz
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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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Exeter and back 2017-02-06 Super fast on the way out. A bit slower on the way back. The last five miles were into a fairly strong headwind right on the nose. That and pouring rain and the cold put a slight damper on the last quarter!
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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!
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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).
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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!
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Exeter and back 2017-03-04 A gentle wide into Exeter and back with Liz.
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Liz post work cycle ride 2020-03-11 Into work and then on to Exeter for Liz.
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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 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.
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Exeter and back 2017-04-24 A fairly gentle ride into Exeter and back. Had the Marin loaded up with a pannier and computer bag as though I was going to cycle into work. After a bit of adjustment it all seemed to work ok.
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Work cycle ride 2017-05-12 Into and Exeter and back to work.
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Work cycle ride 2017-05-23 Into work and back. Not much wind which made it a bit easier.
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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.
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Exeter shopping 2019-10-19 Into Exeter with Liz for a bit of shopping
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-12-07 Into Exeter with Liz
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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.
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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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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 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.
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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 2020-02-27 Into Exeter after Liz finished work. Really quite windy on the way in. River somewhat flooded.
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Flooded cycle ride 2019-11-24 Into Exeter after a lot of rain. Road alongside the Estuary was flooded. Liz got wet feet!
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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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Work cycle ride 2017-09-06 Work cycle ride
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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.
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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!
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Lutzys cafe 2017-11-11 A cycle ride into Exeter and back with Liz. Stopped at Lutzy's Cafe for the rather nice custard tarts and some coffee.
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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.
Exeter cycle ride 2020-09-06 To buy stuff that wasn't there
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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 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 and back 2017-12-23 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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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.
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Exeter and back 2018-01-20 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Picked up some free tide timetables from the very nice people at Bridger Marine on the Quay.
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Exeter and back 2018-01-29 Into Exeter and back with Liz to do a bit of shopping. Bit windy and had to walk past the people putting up a new fence along the railway along the estuary. There was a new cruise boat - The Spirit Of Loch Ness - in the Turf Lock. Not seen her before.
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Bino buying cycle ride 2020-01-25 Into Exeter with Liz to buy some retirement present binoculars. Top "creamy veggie slices" at Warrens.
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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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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!
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Exeter and back 2018-04-07 Into Exeter and back with Liz
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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.
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Exeter and back 2018-05-12 Into Exeter and back with Liz.
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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.
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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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Starcross Steamer Bike Ride 2020-01-19 Into Exeter for a spot of shopping and then a while at Starcross Yacht Club watching the annual Starcross Steamer dinghy race. The winds were better for cycling that for sailing.
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-08-31 Into Exeter looking at double glazing (shut - would be dull) and kayaks (much more interesting).
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Another puncture 2019-03-27 Met up with Liz after she'd finished work and cycled into Exeter for lunch at Mrs Lutzys. Cycling back, I got a puncture. It was bad enough that the "snake eyes" double puncture highlighted that I'd been under inflating the tyres. What was much worse was that while I'd managed to bring the right sized spare tube for the new bike, I'd neglected to bring one with the right valve type to fit through the wheel. Trying to use a 20 year old puncture repair kit didn't work too well either. So Liz cycled on home and came back to rescue me from the canal car park by the Swans Nest for the second time in about 4 months.
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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 the canoe shop 2018-08-20 Into Exeter to buy a replacement kick stand for the canoe trolley
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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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Breakfast at Lutzys 2018-10-20 Into Exeter with Liz for breakfast at Lutzys
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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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Exeter cycle ride 2020-01-18 Into Exeter with Liz. Liz's first cycle ride since a Xmas lurgie.
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-08-12 Into Exeter and Dawlish with Liz for some shopping. Headwind on the way out.
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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.
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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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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 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 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.
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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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Redundancy ride 2020-01-10 Into work employed. Back from work redundant - well at least in 12 days time!
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-08-04 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Coffee at Mrs Lutzys.
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Exeter cycle ride 2019-06-17 Into Exeter and back with Liz. Not our fastest!
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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 and back 2019-01-28 Into Exeter with Liz. Wind assisted on the way back so a few short "sprints".
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New push bike 2019-02-02 Bought a Triban RC520 road bike and this was the first time out on it. Went with Liz to Dawlish Warren and then into a strong head wind into Exeter for coffee and a custard tart at Mrs Lutzys
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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.
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Exeter and back 2019-02-04 Into Exeter and back. Headwind on the way in.
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Exeter cycle ride 2020-10-01 Into Exeter to buy more DIY materials for our house - that a professional will have to remove / repair at some point in the future.
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Exeter and SYC 2019-12-01 Into Exeter and then back via SYC for the AGM, Windy.
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Windy cycle ride 2019-12-15 Into Exeter with Liz. Windy. River flooded.
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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!
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Lizzies 100 mile week - Part 2 2019-03-04 Aidan goes abroad for work and Lizzie does a 100 miles on the bike in one week!
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Lizzies 100 mile week - Part 3 2019-03-05 Aidan goes abroad for work and Lizzie does a 100 miles on the bike in one week!
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Lizzies 100 mile week - Part 4 2019-03-07 Aidan goes abroad for work and Lizzie does a 100 miles on the bike in one week!
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