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365 days of biking

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May 14th – A lovely lunchtime ride into Walsall from work, and I… 

15 May 18

May 14th – A lovely lunchtime ride into Walsall from work, and I took the canal.


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May 13th – Found on the outskirts of Wigginton, a lone cottage,… 

14 May 18

May 13th – Found on the outskirts of Wigginton, a lone cottage, derelict, in the bounds of another, occupied property.


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May 13th – I was still feeling groggy but it was a lovely day… 

14 May 18

May 13th – I was still feeling groggy but it was a lovely day and the outdoors beckoned, so I headed tentatively for a ride, not expecting to get far.


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May 12th – And talking of spring and summer colour, nestling in… 

13 May 18

May 12th – And talking of spring and summer colour, nestling in green nowhere, as Vivian Stanshall put it.


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May 12th – Another dull day and one on which I wasn’t feeling so… 

13 May 18

May 12th – Another dull day and one on which I wasn’t feeling so well, so just a short circuit of Brownhills for a couple of errands.


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May 11th – A dull day without much to commend it, and a rather… 

13 May 18

May 11th – A dull day without much to commend it, and a rather nagging wind.


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May 10th – Ever get the feeling you’re being watched?Returning… 

12 May 18

May 10th – Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Returning after work to Brownhills down a sunny, limpid canal, I felt a wee bit like I wasn’t alone.


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May 8th – Without my camera which I stupidly left behind, grotty… 

11 May 18

May 8th – Without my camera which I stupidly left behind, grotty phone photos of a bait of embankment bolstering by the Canal and River Trust in Aldridge at Stubbers Green between the factory units on Brickyard Road that back on to the canal, and …


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May 8th – A first for the year: pottering back from an errand in… 

11 May 18

May 8th – A first for the year: pottering back from an errand in Aldridge the first marble oak wasp galls are appearing on the oaks along the canal towpaths.


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May 6th – Another fine, hot day, another long ride – this time a… 

11 May 18

May 6th – Another fine, hot day, another long ride – this time a 55 miler out via Hints and the canal through Tamworth to Orton on the Hill, Austrey and Honey Hill.


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May 4th – I’ve noticed over the ;past few days that engineers… 

5 May 18

May 4th – I’ve noticed over the ;past few days that engineers have been examining a lot of local roads since the cold, wet winter left many in a parlous state.


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May 3rd – Nearby, in Pleck, a sight curiously not seen often,… 

3 May 18

May 3rd – Nearby, in Pleck, a sight curiously not seen often, which is odd considering the proliferation of Canada geese: A nest being sat by a parent.


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May 3rd – On the way to work on a sunny morning, the canal in… 

3 May 18

May 3rd – On the way to work on a sunny morning, the canal in central Walsall was beautiful.


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May 2nd – A dreadful, rain-sodden and intemperate morning… 

3 May 18

May 2nd – A dreadful, rain-sodden and intemperate morning commute – possibly my worst ever set me up for a lousy day.


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April 30th – Yes, spring continues although the expected weather… 

1 May 18

April 30th – Yes, spring continues although the expected weather has still failed to turn up for the gig.


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April 29th – I made another call on my way home to check out the… 

1 May 18

April 29th – I made another call on my way home to check out the latest work on the heathland restoration on Brownhills Common between the Chester Road and The Parade, south of the Watling Street.


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April 28th – I wasn’t riding a bike, but returning from an early… 

30 Apr 18

April 28th – I wasn’t riding a bike, but returning from an early evening meal, I spotted deer from the car on the north of Holland Park by Brownhills School.


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April 28th – A grey, cold afternoon at Chasewater with little to… 

30 Apr 18

April 28th – A grey, cold afternoon at Chasewater with little to commend it: On a quick spin out shivering and cold, they light was hauntingly grey over the lake.


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April 20th – Returning home from from Shenstone on a gorgeous… 

21 Apr 18

April 20th – Returning home from from Shenstone on a gorgeous evening, passing lanes full off other cyclists whose general absence was noted when the weather was not so lovely, I stopped to check the familiar and have a rest.


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April 17th – Every day, new flowers and leaves. This is… 

18 Apr 18

April 17th – Every day, new flowers and leaves.


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April 16th – What a difference a bit of sun and warmth has… 

17 Apr 18

April 16th – What a difference a bit of sun and warmth has made.


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April 14th – Just in the nick of time the weather improved. It… 

15 Apr 18

April 14th – Just in the nick of time the weather improved.


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April 14th – Spring came today properly, and brought with her… 

15 Apr 18

April 14th – Spring came today properly, and brought with her warm sun and the general population out enjoying itself in what seems like the first temperate weather since last year… Interested to note as I rode out through Chasewater on a bike ride…


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April 12th – Victoria Park in Darlaston was looking moody and… 

13 Apr 18

April 12th – Victoria Park in Darlaston was looking moody and dramatic as I passed back through, and I still adore the mystic bridge.


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April 10th – My respect and thanks are due to Walsall Council,… 

11 Apr 18

April 10th – My respect and thanks are due to Walsall Council, who in very short time indeed have assessed the weather decay of parts of Green Lane between Walsalll Wood and Shelfield, and resurfaced completely a couple of stretches.