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Wild, Wild Wales!

Bwlch Y Groes

Today I went on a bike ride with my cycling buddy and friend, Ash. We went to an area of North Wales that we haven’t yet explored with the aim of tackling one of the UK’s fiercest climbs- The aptly nicknamed Hellfire Pass (Bwlch Y Groes). Despite the temperature hovering around freezing for the majority of the ride it dampen our spirits as we were blessed with clear blue skies and lots of sun. This was my first proper ride for around 3 months and although I managed it (just!), I am now feeling the effects and don’t really have the energy to write anything. I’ll update soon but until then checkout the pictures in the gallery and if you’re really interested have a look at the data generated by my bike GPS computer.



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Take a walk on the wild side


The High Line park in NYC is one of the places that is still relatively unknown. Sitting 20 or so feet above the ground, the park is an old railroad freight line that runs up the West Side of Manhattan from from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenue. Being only a short distance above the city almost eliminates the traffic noise, such that you can forget you are in the middle of a huge metropolis. Over the years as the park matures I’m sure it will be a fantastic place to take a stroll through the cool autumnal air. If you haven’t yet checked it out I would highly recommend that you do very soon!