|Activity||Activity date||Activity description|
|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.
Tags: Exeter Quay
|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.
Tags: Exeter Quay
|Up river sail||2014-08-16||A very pleasant up river sail as far as Topsham Sailing Club. Between F2 and F4 in the estuary but died away to very little when going up the estuary. With the tide having turned, we didn't get much furtehr than TSC.|
|Malpas and St Clement||2015-09-21||A shortish walk round Malpas and St Clement. Found a good canoe launching slipway just south of Truro at Sunny Corner Quay. Seafood platter for lunch at The Heron in Malpas was good.
Tags: Sunny Corner Quay
|Sunny Corner Quay and the Tresillian River||2015-09-23||From the small Sunny Corner Quay on the edge of Truro round to the Tresillian River on the Fal Estuary.
Not too far today as there was a keen wind to be paddled against on the way back down the Tresillian.
Tags: Sunny Corner Quay
|Topsham cycle ride||2020-03-09||Round to Darts Farm. Stopped at Topsham Quay to see who was working on their boat and for coffee and a hot cross bun.|
|Thalmia launch||2022-04-02||Helping with the launch of Derek H's Thalmia from Topsham Quay.|
|Launching Thalmia||2021-03-30||With Derek H as his Fulmar was launched from Topsham Quay on the highest tides of the year. A lovely day so on out to sea. A bit of wind for some sailing. Lunch anchored at Sandy Bay where a couple of small dolphins came out to play. Then some drifting waiting for enough rise of tide to come back in. Plenty of sand / mud bank changes over the winter. The port hand buoys in the swashway had breakign waves. The clearance coming up to buoy 3 was just 30 centimetres below the keel. Then nudged sand banks at buoy 21 and just before SYC|
|St Helier to St Quay Portrieux||2017-05-31||After a light wind start, a lovely sail down from St Helier, Jersey to St Quay Portrieux on the Brittany coast. Sailed under cruising chute for most of the way. St Quay has the huge advantage of being an "all tide" port (i.e. no need to wait for there to be enough water over a marina cill).
Tags: St Quay Portrieux
|St Quay to Ile De Brehat||2017-06-02||Up from St Quay-Portreaux to Ile de Brehat. The Ile de Brehat is a small island on a rocky shore. Somewhat similar to Sark (no cars and a very small population like Sark but no cliffs).
Tags: St Quay Portrieux
|Hartland Quay||2017-09-20||A short walk to dinner from Stoke Barton Campsite on Hartland Point.
Hartland Point is a scary place if you think about sailing near it in the wind or fog and the granite "teeth" of the rocks only enhance this.
The Hartland Quay Hotel was a really nice pub doing good food.
Tags: Hartland Quay
|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).
Tags: Quay Exeter St Davids
|Boat fettling in Topsham||2020-03-16||Round to Topsham to help Derek H put sails and stuff back on his boat after the winter. Derek went up the mast - far braver than me.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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!|
|Exeter and back||2013-08-17||Into Exeter and back round Exminster gold course|
|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...|
|Exeter and back||2014-07-07||Wild swans and some of the best cheesy chips ever!|
|Bino buying cycle ride||2020-01-25||Into Exeter with Liz to buy some retirement present binoculars. Top "creamy veggie slices" at Warrens.|
|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.
Tags: Exeter Exeter Estuary
|Another twenty miles||2016-10-19||Another ride into Exeter and back. Hard work!|
|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.|
|Exeter bike ride||2021-11-29||Into Exeter. Coffee at the safe water mark.|
|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.|
|Exeter cycle ride||2019-08-31||Into Exeter looking at double glazing (shut - would be dull) and kayaks (much more interesting).|
|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.|
|Exeter and back||2016-11-26||Another twenty miler into Exeter and back.|
|Exeter and back||2016-11-27||Liz's first time back on the bike at the tail end of a two week lurgy.|
|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,|
|Exeter and back||2016-12-03||A windy ride into Exeter and back, Liz still in post lurgie mode.|
|Exeter bike ride||2021-11-20||To the Mill On The Exe and Screwfix. Lots of utter pillocks on the cycle path.|
|Post work ride to Exeter||2020-02-05||Into Exeter after Liz's work day|
|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.|
|Exeter and back||2017-01-21||Cold days cycle ride into Exeter and back. Just above freezing. Very gentle ride with Liz - reflected in the somewhat slower than usual average speed.|
|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!|
|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!|
|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).|
|Xmas cycle ride||2019-12-25||Into Exeter and back with Liz (who forgot the mince pies). Sunny and no wind!|
|Liz post work cycle ride||2020-03-11||Into work and then on to Exeter for Liz.|
|Fast Exeter cycle ride with Liz||2020-03-13||Into Exeter with Liz (who put a bit of effort in for once). Mrs Lutzy was pleased to see us (but no kisses)!|
|Exeter and back||2017-04-16||Into Exeter and back. A fair old head wind on the way out but speedy on the way back. Not a bad average for me given that I'm still not fully over the lurgie I've had for the last couple of weeks.|
|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||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.|
|Work cycle ride||2017-05-12||Into and Exeter and back to work.|
|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.|
|Work cycle ride||2017-06-23||In to Exeter and back. Stopped at SYC on the way back.|
|Work cycle ride||2017-06-27||Into Exeter and back. A bit of a head wind on the way back.|
|Work cycle ride||2017-06-30||Windy both ways but wind somewhat in favour on the way home|
|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.|
|Exeter cycle ride||2019-12-22||Into Exeter with Liz. Lots of flood water.|
|Exeter cycle ride||2019-06-23||Into Exeter and back with Liz.|
|Work cycle ride||2017-08-01||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||2017-08-26||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.|
|Work cycle ride||2017-09-06||Work cycle ride|
|Windy cycle ride||2019-12-15||Into Exeter with Liz. Windy. River flooded.|
|Exeter cycle ride||2019-06-17||Into Exeter and back with Liz. Not our fastest!|
|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!|
|Exeter and back||2017-12-04||A ride into Exeter and back with Liz|
|Exeter and back||2017-12-09||Into Exeter and back. Just got bike back from a big service by Jon S. Combination of a freshly serviced bike and not much wind made the moving average a bit better than some other recent rides.|
|Marsh Barton||2017-12-22||Into Marsh Barton and Bakers Yard for some army Surplus and Brooks Basics shopping. Then on to Lutzy's for a coffee and pastry on the Quay.|
|Exeter cycle ride||2019-12-07||Into Exeter with Liz|
|Exeter cycle ride||2019-06-10||Into Exeter and back with Liz. Coffee and a choccie brownie and Mrs Lutzys.|
|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!|
|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.|
|Exeter and back||2018-02-12||A gentle cycle ride into Exeter with Liz. First time on the bike in nearly two weeks due to a winter lurgie that refused to go. Still not 100% right yet! Lutzys was still closed.|
|Exeter and back||2018-02-16||Into Exeter and back with Liz. Straight into a headwind on the way home.|
|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.|
|Exeter bike ride||2022-08-15||Shopping trip.|
|Into Exeter||2020-02-12||Into Exeter with Liz via Exminster (as the bumpy bit of the cycle path is being repaired - hurrah!).|
|Exeter cycle ride||2019-06-08||Into Exeter with Liz. A bit windy so a bit slow.|
|Picking up the Tribby||2019-04-12||Liz cycle ride into Exeter to pick up the Tribby campervan after its annual service|
|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.|
|Into Exeter||2018-07-01||Into Exeter with Liz to buy some excellent value £19.99 binoculars from Lidls|
|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).|
|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 cycle ride||2020-09-06||To buy stuff that wasn't there|
|Exeter bike ride||2019-11-10||Into Exeter with Liz|
|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!|
|Exeter cycle ride||2019-10-27||Into Exeter with Liz|
|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)|
|Exeter and back||2018-11-03||Into Exeter for breakfast at Lutzys. Strong headwind on the way home.|
|Into Exeter||2020-07-06||Toolstation shopping for the next DIY project.|
|Back from Exeter||2019-11-04||Slow ride back from Exeter|
|Exeter cycle ride||2020-03-12||Into Exeter with Liz after she finished work|
|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.|
|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.|
|A short ride from Exeter||2020-03-23||Back from Exeter and via Dawlish Warren|
|Into Exeter||2019-11-04||With Liz. Coffee at Mrs Lutzys|
|Exeter cycle ride||2019-04-19||Bank holiday cycle ride into Exeter. Roughly two billion badly behaved children and dog owners on the path.|
|Exeter cycle ride||2019-02-16||Into Exeter with Liz for coffee and a custard tart at Mrs Lutzy's.|
|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|
|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.|