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Re: On your Bike

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Sounds lovely Timmo, both our go to coffee and cake stops down at the coast at Craster and Cresswell have shut until they are given the green light again.

Nothing to do with bikes but here's Craster on another day!
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I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

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having Always lived close to the sea, its the one thing i miss the most when 'inland', a lung full of fresh sea air is good enough to clear the heaviest of woes! one of my favorite aromas is that of freshly drying seaweed on the rocks as the tide drops on a summers morning!
one thing the good lady and i used to do would be meet up down at Godrevy, we would leave at the same time, she would take the car and i would ride, loop of the woods, climb out to 'Hells Mouth' and coastal path out to Godrevy, find the good lady in the carpark (Large grassy fields overlooking the bay), have a cuppa (portable stove) and head back home in the car,
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Lovely :D That has made me so envious...

I long to see the sea and breathe that wonderful air again... It must have been five years now...

The downside of living in the middle of the country, almost as far from the sea as you can get...

This year I fully intend to, as soon as lockdown is over ;)

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Jim, I lived with my mum for a while when she lived in the centre of Devon, it was pretty much as quick for me to Drive back 'home' than it was to get to the sea from hers! Whilst I lived the quiet, I missed the sea So badly!
Was though, the first time I had knowledgingly seen a deer in the wild, lept over the path I was riding through a wooded area on the edge of the village! I dutifully crashed in amazement!

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Skull's rest stop - click to spot the Huffy!
Skull's rest stop - click to spot the Huffy!
Can you spot the Huffy bike :?:
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Neil's NewcastleFalcons entry spotted
Neil's NewcastleFalcons entry spotted
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Lovely day = 32 miles :-D

So far on this route I've had 2 deer bounce over the track in front of me (if there'd been a 3rd it would have hit me probably) and also saw a white owl hunting parallel to me as I cycled along the road - no head cam unfortunately #-o
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Lovely Scene :-D I see you have named your pic as Houghton-le-Side, so no need for a delve to see where it was :-D
No doubt it isn't pronounced "Hoe-tun" as I would for Houghton-le-spring.
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Reminds me of Spot the ball in the football pink, with the chances for all those riches for using your skill and judgement to work out where the ball was :-D

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Neil The locals pronounce most English a little differently :lol:

Didn't the spot the ball use an X though :wink: No prizes today either :lol:

EDIT - Cheers Neil 'borrowed' your entry

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
26 Feb 2021, 19:59

No doubt it isn't pronounced "Hoe-tun" as I would for Houghton-le-spring.
On a somewhat oblique note Neil, I used to give my eldest daughter a lift home form Houghton, when she worked in the library there.
It was one of the first places in the area, apart from Sunderland Civic Center, that installed charging points for electric vehicles. Not sure when that would be but I would guess at least ten years ago and probably more.

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myglaren wrote:
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On a somewhat oblique note Neil, I used to give my eldest daughter a lift home form Houghton, when she worked in the library there.
It was one of the first places in the area, apart from Sunderland Civic Center, that installed charging points for electric vehicles. Not sure when that would be but I would guess at least ten years ago and probably more.
Looks like there was a "charge-your-car" charging post originally. Now there has been this rapid charger recently installed in the Station Road Car Park behind the Library. Useful to know if we stray across the water :-D
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The view from NCN Route 1
The view from NCN Route 1
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It's been an absolute cracker of a day down here today... I made the most of it :D
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To demonstrate how hot it's been today, I spotted this runner during my ride :shock:
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That was a decent ride Jim, I only managed half that!

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RichardW wrote:
27 Feb 2021, 20:39
That was a decent ride Jim, I only managed half that!
I saw on Strava Richard, that one looked very good indeed :D Yesterday's roads looked like Zwift had suddenly become real, more cyclists than cars on the roads!

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Another magical bike ride on an awesomely beautiful day :D
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Today is officially the last day of winter... What a way to bow out!

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My fastest Huffy ride so far 8-[ 24.5 miles 1,239 ft 1h 52m :!:
Skull's PB
Skull's PB
Not sure how this Strava thing works but 252 miles for February is more than I would have done on my Cross-trainer (RIP)
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