2015 Activity Summary

Cycling 3409 miles Mean Speed 13.5 mph Climbing 52,710 meters Mean Ride Temperature 11 Celsius Mean Max Pulse 147 Mean Average Pulse 114 Mean Calories Per Ride 894 Walking Hill Days 20 Munro’s 1 Other Hills 3 Mileage Walking 663 Mileage Running 518 More cycling, more running, more walking, more holidays, what a fantastic year. Living on the ‘planet more’ is wonderful, I’m very lucky Continue reading 2015 Activity Summary

Best Bike Rides 2015-4

Number 4 Teide Downhill Caught the ‘Bike Bus’ to Tiede Parador (hotel) and cycled ‘home’. A small fee allows you to put your bike in the bus and get driven up the Parador at 2300m, mostly mountain bikers looking for the many interesting trails back to sea level. There was still quite a lot of up in my route but one of the best ever descents from El Portillo to La … Continue reading Best Bike Rides 2015-4

Best Bike Rides 2015-7

Number Seven Puerto de Las Palomas Got a prompt start & took the direct route to Algodonales, stopped for coffee on the main square which, at 9am was packed with folk enjoying breakfast or a drink in the warm November sun. Many were clearly locals and I was struck with how happy and relaxed everyone seemed. Zahara looked to be an attractive place and I flagged … Continue reading Best Bike Rides 2015-7

Best Bike Rides 2015-8

Number 8 Windmills, Woodlands and a Sore Arse   Using one of those interesting Dutch bikes with a very upright position and a very uncomfortable saddle. Lots of cyclists, many on strange bikes, lots of cycling infrastructure, a windmill, shady woods and interesting villages. What a nice day to be cycling. Date: 07/06/2015 Route:Leersum-Bovenhaarweg-Leersum-Wijk Bij Duurstede-Amerongen-Overberg-Bovenhaarweg Country: Holland Distance: 21 miles Time on Bike: 03:15:31 … Continue reading Best Bike Rides 2015-8

Best Bike Rides 2015-9

Number 9 West Coast Wall to Wall Sunshine There are almost no words to describe today’s beauty, it was without doubt wonderful west coast at it’s very very best. Wall to wall sunshine naturally, superb air clarity, no wind, warm but not hot with woodland giving dappled shade which was cool but not unpleasant. There was a downside, it  was a bit cold at the … Continue reading Best Bike Rides 2015-9