Ecce Homer

About Ecce Homer

Love and participate in all types of cycling as well as running, open-water swimming and even combining them all in triathlons. All this is a vain attempt to prevent the middle-aged spread and aid my main sporting love, which is rock climbing. I try to cycle around 200 miles per week and I'm happy to go out with anyone, but not sure if I could keep up with most of you youngsters (or indeed some of you "old-timers")!

Distance travelled

8,522 mi

Time in motion

887:38 h

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  1. Ecce Homer went cycling.

    about 11 hours ago

    67.8 mi
    14.5 mph
    2,950 ft
    3,050 ft
    1. Ecce Homer

      Dusted off my Giant Contend (my winter bike) and took it for a spin. A few off-road bits, but nothing of enough significance or roughness to warrant calling it a gravel ride.

      • about 11 hours ago

  2. Ecce Homer went for a hike.

    2 days ago

    6.06 mi
    3.1 mph
    825 ft
    850 ft
    Minh, Dale and 2 others like this.
    1. Ecce Homer

      Smallpox Hill via Farfield and back via Elcombe and Ganzell Lane.

      • 2 days ago

  3. Ecce Homer went for a hike.

    5 days ago

    6.58 mi
    3.1 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Minh, Keith and Paul like this.
  4. Ecce Homer went running.

    6 days ago

    5.06 mi
    6.1 mph
    350 ft
    375 ft
    Keith, Dale and 4 others like this.
  5. Ecce Homer went for a hike.

    7 days ago

    5.69 mi
    3.2 mph
    875 ft
    900 ft
    Keith, Minh and Paul like this.
  6. Ecce Homer went gravel riding.

    October 13, 2021

    64.2 mi
    10.1 mph
    4,750 ft
    4,700 ft
    Minh, Dale and 6 others like this.
    1. Ecce Homer

      A great way to spend my birthday. Many off-road segments at regular intervals... from the very start and almost to very the end. Lots of different challenges... short steep climbs, long off-road drags, technical climbs on rocky terrain, 4 fords to cross and narrow but solid woodland tracks and bridleways... as well a lots of great farm tracks. Hover's Lane was a blast as usual... lots of huge and fairly deeps puddles to rip through... still a big kid at heart!

      • October 13, 2021

  7. Ecce Homer went running.

    October 12, 2021

    6.23 mi
    6.0 mph
    525 ft
    550 ft
    Looch, Minh and 2 others like this.
    1. Ecce Homer

      Not a bad pace considering it was around 75% cross-country and also lots of styles and gates to negotiate.

      • October 12, 2021

  8. Ecce Homer went for a hike.

    October 11, 2021

    6.90 mi
    2.3 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Minh, Paul and 4 others like this.
    1. Ecce Homer

      Went for a wander around the National Arboretum at Westonbirt this afternoon, soaking in the autumnal colours and pondering on the ways of human beings... including myself. I ambled around, mainly off the beaten tracks amongst the trees, sometimes barefoot, feeling the softness and chill of the dewy grass underfoot. I encountered virtually no one except when I occasionally had to cross the main gravel tracks and was struck by what is perhaps an allegory for life. I noticed that most of the people dutifully following the well defined paths were looking at their feet... and I wondered whether they thought I was the weird one? Or perhaps they didn't even notice me or the full splendour that was around them? But then, maybe I'm being too harsh and a bit cynical?

      • October 11, 2021

  9. Ecce Homer went for a hike.

    October 10, 2021

    2.00 mi
    2.9 mph
    375 ft
    400 ft
    Keith and Minh like this.
    1. Ecce Homer

      A lovely evening's stroll after a day of rock climbing at Wyndcliff.

      • October 10, 2021

  10. Ecce Homer went cycling.

    October 8, 2021

    87.1 mi
    12.4 mph
    6,275 ft
    6,375 ft
    Tom, Luke and 5 others like this.
    1. Ecce Homer

      Lots of big hills and a mechanical didn't do much for my average speed. Still, a nice ride with a distinct autumnal vibe to it and few new hills conquered. Dark Lane in Chalford is utterly bonkers... ridiculously steep (around 30% for a big part of it), rough and gravelly. It was also greasy... I had to push around 20 yards of it after spinning out... got going again thanks to someone's driveway having enough of a flat section for me to be able to clip in again... I'll buggered if I'll be going up there again! 😂

      • October 8, 2021

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