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davidthedesigner
Interests: blue and orange.
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Just about keeping autumn at bay. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at david the designer
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No thunderstorms today. And no punctures either, thanks to my ever trusty Dutch bike. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at david the designer
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I should have heeded the warning of those clouds and turned around. But I didn't and ended up in a thunderstorm, with a puncture and a dead iPhone battery (and, no, I won't be spending £1,000+ to replace the thing,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at david the designer
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A bit further afield today. And no cathedrals. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at david the designer
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Winchester Cathedral. And it wasn't ringing its bell. Fo dody oh do. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at david the designer
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Same spot as yesterday, but the other bike. Looks more promising, but 15 minutes later I got the first soaking of the autumn. Pleased to have donned the waterproofs before setting out. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at david the designer
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Last week it was summer in t-shirt and shorts. This week it's back to the waterproofs and contemplating wearing gloves. Brrr. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at david the designer
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The world to myself up here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at david the designer
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Discovered a new trail today, so had to follow it to see where it went. The Monarch's Way it's called, but I saw no royalty. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at david the designer
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That new suburb is continuing apace. It's a pity nobody thought to apply some imagination. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at david the designer
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It takes more than a bit of effort to get up here. Worth it though. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at david the designer
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It's that hill. Again. Still, at least I'm glad that I'm not allowed to cycle up it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at david the designer
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Don't know how I managed to take this one. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at david the designer
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I used to live in one of those. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at david the designer
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For the want of a bolt that had sheared off I've had to replace the whole seat post, and that had to be ordered and has taken a week to arrive. But I am now back on my mountain bike. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at david the designer
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Two years into this recording of my rides thing and I'm finding it increasingly difficult not to repeat the same old images from my regular routes. So here's the first attempt at a different point of view. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at david the designer
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I shouldn't have commented on that massive housing development yesterday. Cycling past there on the way home today and the saddle mounting sheared off. Another walk home. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at david the designer
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We all have to live somewhere, I get that. And the price to pay probably means that green fields have to be sacrificed. But these are priced at between £305K to £645K, which I suppose is affordable to some. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at david the designer
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Life intervenes sometimes. Which means that it's more than two weeks since I last had chance to put foot to pedal. But today I was back on the saddle and cycling in the rain (in other words, an excuse for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at david the designer
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No punctures today, thankfully. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at david the designer
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Another day, another disused railway track. This one the Test Way. But on the return journey: a puncture. I've learnt the hard way that I have to venture out prepared for this. Otherwise it would have been an 11-mile walk... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at david the designer
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By the time I get to this stretch of the disused railway the way ahead is clear. Dogs - or more likely their owners - don't have the stamina to make it this far out of town. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at david the designer
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Despite my misgivings about the Meon Valley Trail, disused railway lines do make for excellent off-road bike tracks. No more so than on my most regular of regular routes. But the big drawback here is (or should that be are?)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at david the designer
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Well, that's it. The harvest is now in. At least for this field. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at david the designer
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The 2017 harvest has begun (in the far distance). Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at david the designer