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Knackered – With a capital N

Met the guys at the cafe this morning and sucked down a coffee before heading off on the bikes. It was a bright sunny start to the day, although brisk enough at first to warrant arm warmers and two layers on top. After an hour the temp had jumped from a single digit to a very welcome 18c. Sky was blue and trees were stunning shades of yellow, orange, red, purple and green in the sunlight. It was a hard ride on a very undulating route of 40+ miles over 2 hours and the guys were on form with attacks and sprints at every opportunity. I just tucked in on the back and gave it everything I had just to keep up! I think they felt bad about shooting off on attacks with eachother but there’s nothing wrong with being the girl at the back when you’ve got a group of fit guys clad in lycra up ahead..


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Religion & Roadkill

Oddly these photos have proven popular judging by the comments I’ve received in person and via my Facebook. I’ve made it an album on Flickr and will add to it as I find the little treasures. Click the photo to go to the album.

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R & R

Whilst in the deep South I decided to start a new collection of photographs based on Religion & Roadkill as these elements are found in equal amounts where ever you go. I’ll be adding to this – probably on Flickr.

I know…. and you thought I was such a sweet girl.

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Horse Creek Valley

Waiting for the train

Originally uploaded by Racefox

I took a wander around Horse Creek Valley in Aiken County, South Carolina today. The valley was built around the Graniteville Company which were a collection of textile plants and later became one of the largest denim producers. Following a train crash in Graniteville in 2005,  the company closed down it’s manufacturing, people lost jobs and the surrounding area suffered……

Click here to view the rest of the photos I took..

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Friday Ride

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Keeping Sane

It was beautiful out – breezy and sunny, topped off with a perfectly blue sky through which the leaves gently tumbled from the towering trees. It cleared my head and tired my body…..though there’s still something missing…

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Week Day Ride

Yesterday Bob and I went for a ride around Aiken. We ended up doing a 40 mile route of country roads with loooooong fast descents and looooong slow ascents. Even having lived here for several years in the past I’d never realised just how hilly Aiken is. You just don’t appreciate gradients like there are around here from the comfort of an automatic car!

The sun was shining and the breeze was a 21c warm across legs and arms – a refreshing change from the crisp and chilly early morning rides I’ve been doing lately.

We also took our cameras along – photos here:

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