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Downhill MTB Records

Well, I thought my days of getting Personal Records on mountain bike descents were well and truly behind me! The only way of getting new records these days was to ride new trails. Getting Older Now, I don’t like to admit to getting older, but it’s happening to all of us and downhilling on a...

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Earning the Frosty Badge!

Brrrr, that was a chilly frosty one. Minus 4ºC on the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station when I headed out for a surf ski paddle this morning. The grass was crusty with frost, the sun was just putting in an appearance and wisps of mist were rising from the sea. Tiny waves lapped against the...

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Ystwyth CC Memorial Ride for Terry

There was no cyclocross race this weekend, which was ideal for me. Windsurf Demo Day First up it meant I could meet Steve in Aberdovey for the Boardwise Demo Day on Saturday. Typically there wasn’t quite enough wind on that side of the estuary for windsurfing, but we had a nice day catching up in...

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Offa’s Dyke Path Run – Pandy to Monmouth

Offa’s Dyke Vital Stats Pandy to Monmouth Distance: 16.50 miles Elevation Gain Today: 574m Highest Elevation: 228m Time: 3:12:15 Av. Pace: 11:19mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 124bpm Max Heart Rate: 150bpm Calories: 1360 Totals to Date Total Distance: 611.81 miles Total Time: 114:19:03 Total Elevation Gain: 19295m Total Calories: 55967 Kcal Distance to go: 20 miles...

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Welsh Cyclocross 2018 – Round 6 Newtown

Those of you paying attention will notice that Round 5 seems to be missing. Unfortunately Storm Callum resulted in widespread flooding around South Wales, with the Carmarthen area being pretty badly hit. Now, a little bit of weather doesn’t usually deter us hardy cyclocross types but there is a limit. Travelling was not advised during...

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Weather Station Updates

I’ve been making some changes to the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station pages lately. So, this is what’s new. Rainfall Data The dry weather early in the year made me realise that the rainfall data that is presented on the weather station pages was a little lacking in detail. In my defence there was a...

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Not Nearly so Mellow

After a nice mellow surf ski session yesterday here at Ynyslas, today was not nearly so mellow. Gone was the sunshine, replaced with a horrible grey drizzle. The waves were a little meatier too and I took quite a few on the head in the Impact Zone! All worth it for the rides back in...

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Making the Wave Count

Storm Callum didn’t bring too much destruction to this part of Wales, but it was much worse elsewhere. The decision to cancel Round 5 of the Welsh Cyclocross Series was made based on the forecast. Judging by the photos and new reports from Carmarthen it was a good call. There was flooding everywhere down there...

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