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A very hot cycle ride today

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Hi all

Hope you've all had a good day so far.

I popped out to a couple of DIY stores this morning to get some sand and cement so that hubby could carry on with widening our drive, he's already laid cold tar down, a perfect job for this heat as the tar softens and is more pliable. What a struggle to get sand at present, I had to shop around.

When I got back hubby had done a lot but there was nothing I could help him with so I went on a bike ride. The temperature was warm when I left, I cycled up the Plym Trail in Devon which has a lot of trees so I was in the shade. I took some photos on the way back from Yelverton, back on the Plym Trail and when I got off the trail the heat just hit me, I didn't realise it had got so hot.

I cycled 35.48 miles and the last say 4 miles were the hardest as there was a lot of uphill in the sun - phew. I actually felt exhausted when I got back and couldn't wait to sit down.

Crazy weather as it's supposed to be cool here over the weekend. Can't keep up with the weather.

Hope you like the Dartmoor ponies and you will also notice one of the Dartmoor tors in a photo.

Have a good evening all.

Alicia πŸŒˆπŸ˜ŠπŸŒžπŸŽπŸ„πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

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leftbehind profile image

I wish I could ride a bike like that. Exercise is so good for so many things, and really good for mood changes. I live in a little trailer so I can't do yoga in it. I go out for a good walk in a park every day or I would go crazy.

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I'm enjoying while I can, who knows what's around the corner. You are doing very well getting out every day so well done.

Take care xx

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Juliet2020 in reply to leftbehind

I’m based in the UK and I used to do 22 mile walks with my husband across country. I can’t do it anymore as I have a demanding 8 year old but it was fun

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Aren't we lucky in the UK with the countryside. What lovely walks they must have been. I have 8 and 4 year old granddaughters and the 8 year old is like a mini teen sometimes, it can be funny at times. I stopped doing long walks and rides when mine were little but that time soon goes hence being able to get out like I do now.

Enjoy your 8 year old, they are definitely worth it.πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸŒˆπŸŒž

Hi Alicia, Oh the very thought of all of that made me feel so hot, but I'm sure it was actually very pleasant out in the countryside. Glad you got your sand in the end! Some more beautiful views! Thank you.πŸ™

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Hi Hidden , it was actually fine cycling up to the Moors and back again, it was when I got about 4 miles from home where the heat just hit me. I really did enjoy the ride though.

I'm glad you like the views.

Alicia xxπŸŒˆπŸŒžπŸ™πŸŽπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ„

springcross profile image

Lovely photos again cf, the cattle seem to have the right idea. Be careful cycling in this heat, it could be harmful. xx

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Thank you, it was beautiful. We have the last day of heat tomorrow then it breaks down for us so I was making the most of it. Thank you for your concern.


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Hi Alicia,

Lovely scenery - well done on cycling, and hope you have a relaxing evening. I'm adapting my reply, as I just saw what springcross said, and that's sensible advice - it's a very hot day! Stay safe. I didn't do any exercise today - and I still feel quite dehydrated. So drinking some water now.

Zest :-) xx

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Hi Zest

Thank you, it was a stunning day. It was warm when I started but the heat ramped up towards the end of my ride. Thank you for your concern, it's appreciated.

I'm on my 3rd glass of cold water now, I keep my water in the fridge. So I've had 1.5 litres since around 14:30.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Alicia xxπŸŒˆπŸ™πŸŒžπŸŽπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ„

It really was beautiful Hidden and it was warm when I left home, just became very hot when I was about 4 miles from home, boy did I feel those hills thenπŸ˜‰.

Yes the cattle were very sensible unlike the ponies ha ha.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Alicia πŸ„πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸŽπŸ™πŸŒžπŸŒˆ

Beautiful photos , again Alicia and of the animals too. Thank you. Please take care when riding as well as being hot you could get the odd speedy driver as well!! Love and hugs Lynne xxxx β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒˆπŸ’œ

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Thank you Lynne. It's been a stunning day and I enjoyed the ride very much. Oh I love horses/ponies and if course cows as I had to take a photo of them as well.

Thank you for caring, I'm very cautious with drivers and I use all cycle pathsand am careful when on the road.

Alicia xxxπŸ™πŸŒˆπŸ’œπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ„πŸŽ

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Good, I'm so pleased you had a lovely day. I'm glad you are on the lookout for these drivers. Lynne xxxxπŸ΄πŸ„πŸŽπŸ’œβ€οΈ

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I did thank you and I'm always cautious on the road, you won't see me jumping off pavements in front of an oncoming car. xxxxπŸŒˆπŸ’œπŸ™πŸ„πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

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πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸŒˆβ€οΈ. Night night sweet dreams xxxx

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And you xxxxπŸ’œπŸŒˆπŸ™

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Thank you. Wish I could get to the point where I do dream but pain decides to come and wake me up usually within the hour xxxxπŸŒˆπŸ˜‰β€οΈπŸ’œ

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I so wish you could sleep as well without pain. Pain is so hard to treat.

Take care

Alicia xxxxπŸ’œπŸŒˆ

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Thank you for your kind words, means a lot.

I actually managed some sleep last night!! Exhaustion takes over every so often. Loads of love Lynne xxxx β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒˆπŸ’œ

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You are welcome. I'm really pleased you slept some last night.

Take care Lynne.

Alicia xxxxπŸŒˆπŸ’œπŸŒˆπŸ™xxxx

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Thank you. You too. I know what tonight will be like now!! I've got my hot water bottle and electric blanket and my fan on full pelt to keep me cool, sounds crazy, I know!!

Night night God bless Lynne xxxx β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒˆπŸ’œπŸŒΉ

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Now that's not crazy, hot water bottle for the pain and the fan to combat the heat, makes perfect sense.

Alicia xxxxπŸŒˆπŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

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It makes sense in my world, it might not be in anyone else's but it's in mine πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‰πŸ€—β€οΈπŸŒΉxxxx

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Oh I can see why it makes sense, heat for the pain and a fan to keep you cool, what's not to likeπŸ˜‰. I have ice packs for my itchy skin and than need a dressing gown to keep me warm, I'm the opposite πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ xxxx

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We find what is most comfortable for ourselves, if it helps just a little then it's good xxxxβ€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒˆπŸŒ»

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Totally agree Lynne xxxxπŸŒˆπŸ™πŸ’œ

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bobbybobb profile image

Another set of great photographs, I love the cows crowding for the shade. I don't know how you managed to cycle that far in this heat today but well done. 🌼🌞😊

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Thank you Bobby, I just had to take a photo of the cows, they were very sensible.

The heat was fine for nearly all the ride but then it felt very hot near the end.

Take care

Alicia xxπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ„πŸŽπŸ’œπŸŒˆπŸ™

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Beautiful photos and that's a lot of miles for a roasting hot day πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

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Thank you Buddy, yes I didn't realise how hot it would get.

Alicia πŸ™πŸŒˆπŸŽπŸ„πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

Thank you Jerry, I feel good now relaxing with a cold glass of water.πŸ™πŸŒˆπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

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Thank you Dave πŸ‘πŸ„πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

Sheila_G profile image

Thanks Alicia. Lovely photos again. Just thinking about your bike rides makes me exhausted but they sound very exhilarating. x

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Thank you Shiela, I love my bike which I would think you would have guessed ha ha. I hope you have a lovely day xxπŸ™πŸŒˆπŸŒžπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

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Thank. Same to you x

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Thank you xx

Juliet2020 profile image

I love the ponies as I’m a horse person. It’s beautiful weather. Devon must be a fun place to live. We just visit for holidays

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Thank you Juliet, I also love horses so always have to take photos when I see them, beautiful creatures.

It's especially lovely in this weather.


Madmolly profile image

35 miles wow I walked a mile and my calfs are killing me. I was unable to walk after my cancer operation because of covid so trying to build up my muscles before I have muscle wastage. Don't think I will ever be at your stage though

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Thank you. You are doing amazing, particularly as you've had cancer and are only just able to get out so well done that's awesome. πŸŒžπŸ™πŸŒˆ

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It will have been warm cycle ride, it was 29Β° here yesterday and set to be 33 today. I took Archie for his morning walk 5hen we stayed indoors till 5, sat out till 7 then took him for his walk as cool8ng down and was lovely round lake. Lovely pics as usual

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It was very hot, today though would have been hotter as it's been muggy as well although still sunny. I was swearing just standing still.

Ideal time to take Archie out, more enjoyable.

Thank you.

Alicia πŸŒˆπŸ™πŸŽπŸ„πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

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Today way too hot and I woke up with no voice this morning and feeling rough due to high pollen count so didn't go out till 8pm when cooled down a neighbour took him this morning for me

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It was very hot, the problem here was how muggy it was. It's much cooler here today.

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It's much cooler here today went to hang my washing out and started spitting!! So just waiting to see what happens

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We had a few spots of rain this morning but it was what I would call only in the air. That's all we had.

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Ours was a bit more than that it was those really big blobs but only for 10 mins or so. But we had a real downpour at 5pm

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We've had no more, you've had a lot more than us.

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Yes it's cleared the air a bit and we've got a lightening storm now

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Oh fab, I love lightening,you can send it this way⚑

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So do I didn't last long but looked good

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I bet it did, love the spectacular displays

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When we were in Florida saw some real spectacular ones

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Oh I bet you did. I've seen some good ones when staying in the Lake District as well.

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Do you know we used to go to lakes 3 or 4 times a year and always had great weather

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Well you were fortunate. We go once a year, sadly not this year as we would have been there now, and we mostly get good weather but on 2012 it was awful, it was like Autumn. I remember water running under the cabin on the site, that's the only year though it was really bad but the whole of the UK had weather like that in 2012.

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Beautiful photos.

So pleased you loved your ride.

Hubby also rides almost every day for about 2 hours and loves it.

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Thank you. Your hubby does well so well done to him.

Alicia πŸ™πŸŒˆπŸŽπŸ„πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

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