Archive for September, 2010

Sunday morning – on a bicycle!

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Well, that’s something I’ve not done in a very long time – taken a ride on a Sunday morning. I was supposed to ride this evening with Big M and was really looking forward to it, but he’s had to cancel. I decided to go out on my favourite local ride instead, which I’ve probably not done for about three years. It was lovely, mostly the same as ever, but with odd little changes that mother nature and mr mankind have made to the trails. One minor scrotum/seat interface with a little dance and a bit of groaning to follow, but otherwise lots of slippy, rooty, muddy fun.

More than a few downed trees made for some limbotastic moves, but it’s all good stuff. Get out there and take a spin, you neve know what you might find and don’t be worried if it’s only an hour or so – no-one else cares.

Worth the effort…

Friday, September 10th, 2010

I was supposed to ride with big Mr Makin last night, but the M6 was closed, so every road in the vicinity was full of people trying to find a way round it. At about 16:00 hours we had a biblical deluge of rain and it all started to look a bit unlikely.

I set off anyway and took the most circuitous route I could think of, avoiding main roads as much as possible. Got there in reasonable time, with very little traffic issues, considering the total gridlock that I found whenever I had to cross a main route and was pleased to discover, not only was it not raining – the trails were pretty damn buff.

An hours spin and a welcome pint in the Fishpool afterwards – it’s good to make the effort now and again…

40 years and still finding new stuff…

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

We went for a spin today and came back along one of those ‘I wonder where that goes?’ paths.

Driven and ridden past it for years and today found it’s actually really quite nice :)