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Posts Tagged ‘ dawn rides ’

New Year’s Day

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January 2, 2013
New Year’s Day

Here is a photo, taken a couple of weeks ago of how I had fondly imagined my New Year’s Day ride to have been. And indeed nearly all the elements were in place on this, the old marsh road, just as envisioned in this photograph, as sun rose and (the luminous moon set) on...
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Warm Hands on A Cold Ride

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December 3, 2012
Warm Hands on A Cold Ride

Bitterly cold out on the marshes this morning, with another thick frost forming as I rode – and not just on the leaves and twigs along the roadside but a thin almost snow-like veneer on the surface of the road itself. I could hear it crackling softly like rice paper beneath my wheels as...
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A Touch of Frost

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November 30, 2012
A Touch of Frost

A brisk minus-2C when I went out the door this morning at a half past four, with a big creamy moon floating high in the sky and a sharp tang of incipient frost in the air. It hadn’t formed yet though – that was something I was privileged to watch take place over the...
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Spring Forward, Fall Back

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October 28, 2012
Spring Forward, Fall Back

What a pleasure it was to set forth in daylight this morning, thanks in part to my sleeping in a little later than usual, but mostly because the clocks went back an hour last night to good old standard time. Being the early rise I am, I’ve never been a big fan of Daylights...
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A Bather’s Hut Reprise

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October 20, 2012
A Bather’s Hut Reprise

What a difference a shift in light and mood can make to a scene. If you’ve been following this blog you might recall that a couple of weeks ago I shot a photograph of an old bathers-hut/ice cream stand on the Bexhill seafront, which I pedalled past early on a Sunday morning just as...
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The Morning Star

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October 15, 2012
The Morning Star

It’s quarter to five on a cold clear October morning, with Venus riding high in the sky over my left shoulder and the lights of Eastbourne twinkling aways off in the distance, all solemn and still and slumbering in the great starry hush. I’m pedalling along the old marsh road, headlamp aglow, miles from...
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Route 1066

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October 14, 2012
Route 1066

Today in case you didn’t have it marked on your calendar, is the 946th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, that seminal point in English history when the French Duke William II of Normandy defeated King Harold II in a bloody battle on Senlac Hill here in Sussex and, as William the Conqueror, claimed...
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Early Sunday Morning

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October 7, 2012
Early Sunday Morning

Every ride is different – different light, different weather, different frame of mind when you set out the door. That’s one of the joys of getting out on a bicycle. No matter how many times you might cover the same stretch of countryside, there is always something new to catch your eye or capture...
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Early Saturday Morning

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October 6, 2012
Early Saturday Morning

Something about Edward Hopper’s urban paintings have always appealed to the solitary cyclist in me – their melancholy style, a sense of late-night desolation, the themes of solitude and loneliness in the midst of a big impersonal city, and lives lived out far beyond the periphery of my own. Because of the unsocial hours...
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Blue Moon

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September 30, 2012
Blue Moon

Autumn is well and truly here with a snap in the air and a light frost forming on the grasses along the roadside on my ride across the marshes and over to Pevensey this morning. What caught my fancy though, as I pedalled along, wasn’t the autumnal chill but the glorious haunting spectacle of...
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