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Harvest Time

I guess it is harvest festival time. Despite not spending too much time working in the garden this summer it is producing well at the moment. The courgettes are still fattening up and providing us with a steady supply. There are tomatoes galore, and even some corn on the cob. Plenty of rhubarb for rhubarb crumbles...

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Autumnal Surf Ski

After a summer of flat water, small waves and nice warm temperatures it was good to get out for a surf ski in some slightly more intimidating conditions. 3 foot messy surf left over from storm Bronagh and enough of a southerly wind to kick up some chop. It wasn’t warm out there either. The...

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Welsh Cyclocross 2018 Round 1 – Llanishen

I had something of a re-run of this weekend, doing pretty much the same as I did last year. A Thursday evening drive to my parents house, a Friday morning drive to Bude. A Friday afternoon ride around the Bude Quad cycle course and a night in the camper. Saturday was time for the Bude Awesome...

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Bude Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon 2018 – Race Report

Two Quadrathlons, a ‘mountain triathlon’ and a Cyclocross race in three weeks was always going to be a tough ask. Especially when the mountain triathlon was the Conwy Mountain Challenge and one of the Quads was the very tough Bude Awesome Foursome. I’ve survived though and had a great time too. Shrewsbury Quad was the first...

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Conwy Mountain Challenge – Race Report

The Conwy Mountain Challenge was the second race of what will hopefully be four races in 3 weekends for me. The British Quadrathlon Trophy Series of races were a bit unevenly spaced this year with 3 weekends of races back to back. 2nd Sept – Shrewsbury Quad 9th Sept – Conwy Mountain Challenge 15th Sept...

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Fish Tank Rebuild – Back to the Drawing Board

Well, the more substantial repairs that I made to my Aquatlantis fish tank didn’t last long. I refilled it earlier in the week hoping that the repairs would hold up. Within about 8 hours though they had failed so I’m back to square one. The sealant holding the brace to the side of the tank...

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Fish Tank Rebuild – Refilling

Well, after rebuilding my fish tank last week, I left it over the weekend with very little water in it so that the sealant could fully dry. Today I refilled it gradually with water so as not to stress the fish too much and so that I could keep an eye on the structural integrity...

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