Author Topic: Poor Student 2020  (Read 2378 times)

Re: Poor Student 2020
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2020, 06:38:52 pm »
A few pics from the ride.........

Buzzards on a pole after Malmesbury:



View over Compton Abdale (and the climb out the other side):



Salperton Park in the afternoon sunshine:



Re: Poor Student 2020
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2020, 02:25:01 pm »
I saw a Red Kite picking at a (looked fairly fresh) dead rabbit not very far ahead of me up the road. But I’d forgotten to bring my Polaroid cube which hangs on a pendant round neck. So no photos, but a wonderful close up view from the recumbent, before it realised I was approaching and took off.
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

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Re: Poor Student 2020
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2020, 03:34:07 pm »
I spotted a few odd looking characters in hi-viz and alike cycling in the opposite direction to me, no doubt heading to the January Sales.
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Re: Poor Student 2020
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2020, 07:06:16 pm »
I did spot a red kite too, somewhere on the first stage I think, but I was a bit too slow on the uptake to get a picture.

Now you mention it, I did notice on a few separate occasions, what looked like audax riders coming towards me. At first I thought someone must have left something behind at the control, but that explanation wore a bit thin after a few times!

Near the end. in the dark, I looked behind and saw what looked like a bike headlight gaining on me. But then when I looked again 30 seconds later it had vanished. This happened a few times. Either a very stop-start rider, or some sort of spooky apparition!

Pete

Re: Poor Student 2020
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2020, 07:54:45 pm »
I spotted about 15 or 16 Red Kites in the air on that second leg but just the one on the ground. But that’s just an advantage / result of the head up position.
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

Re: Poor Student 2020
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2020, 07:57:19 pm »

Near the end. in the dark, I looked behind and saw what looked like a bike headlight gaining on me. But then when I looked again 30 seconds later it had vanished. This happened a few times. Either a very stop-start rider, or some sort of spooky apparition!

Pete

I had that as well looking in my mirrors, but I just think it was lights from farms that went out of view then came back in as I rolled through the terrain.
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

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Re: Poor Student 2020
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2020, 07:58:21 pm »
VERY jealous of the fab weather you folks got!

(If you want to REALLY piss me off, just talk about the distinctive "triangular" tails of the Kites  :facepalm:   !  )
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