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Rhine on Skates

http://jonworth.eu/trailrunner-skate/trailrunner/DT6C3JL.kml More details and photos to follow, but for now here’s the route. Bit of a GPS error on mine, this is the definitive one – 135.6km.

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Ravel 2, Namur-Tienen, on skates

No Belgium Rollers this week (due to the European Council in Brussels), so a sortie into the countryside of Wallonia instead – 42km from Namur to Tienen, most of it on Ravel 2 (Ravel is the Walloon network of long distance cycle paths). The route is along an old railway, […]

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Brussels Rollers 2 – 26.7km and fast!

Much better Brussels Rollers tonight – further, faster, better. Speed topped at 46.1km/h on the descent from Montgomery to Woluwe, and the sprint from Montgomery past Mérode and Schuman onto rue de la Loi was almost as quick. I ended up 3rd in the 2 sprints, but won the hill […]

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Belgium Rollers, Brussels

It was the first Belgium Rollers in Brussels yesterday evening – not a bad start to the season. The website says things start at 1900, in fact it was due to start at 2000, and we finally departed around 2030. The first parts were very slow (the first loop on […]

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Painful Montréal Marathon, 1:50

The picture is from lap 8 of Sunday’s Montréal Roller Marathon. Ouch, what a race. First of all, the weather – 6 degrees at the start, and very windy. The race is around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – on an island in the St Lawrence river. Hence little protection from […]

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A tale of two approaches to cleanliness

This is the view that greeted me when walking from Schuman to my Brussels flat this morning – a smashed up TV just lying on the pavement. Presumably the owner didn’t know it had to be put in a special white bag, the street sweepers in the commune of 1000 […]

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10km in Walthamstow and Hackney Marshes

Just back from an excellent morning run – 10km from Leyton through Hackney Marshes, then Walthamstow marshes (almost as far as Tottenham Hale) and then back. There was a sprinkling of snow on the ground, and the grass in the marshes was hard and icy. But where else in London […]