Sunday, 25 November 2007

Its group ride time again...

There's something reassuring about the passing of the seasons. Spring into summer... hello sunshine and races, Summer into Autumn... hello autumn leaves and Autumn into Winter... tis the season to ride in groups.

It also means bike washing... lots of it. Not to worry, it's very satisfying to see the clean washing hanging on the line :)

Saturday, 24 November 2007


Running is hard work. It hurts a lot. Especially when the ankle is still simultaneously swollen and floppy at the same time. Perhaps going off-road was a bit optimistic, but it is so much more fun than just pounding the roads.

Ice-cream headache anyone? Sleet and a headwind :( Great once in the wood though!

Thanks to Bobs (photocredit) and Gill :)

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Last ride of Autumn...?

Thanks to Micky the Fish for what might have been the last ride of Autumn.

A lightning trip down to Cwm Carn (it's a little known fact that it's named in honour of everyone's favorite country singer, Kim Karnes).

Autumn leaves + the first ride on a new bike. A match made in heaven.

Not sure about these though, as a 'proper' scientist ;) I refuse to say 'good' or 'bad' in the absence of a proper controlled, randomised, double blind study. On the other hand I won't turn up my nose at a test set (Thanks PD at Climb On).

Sorry you missed it Sambo - next time :)

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Start line thoughts...

This is going to hurt...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm (the sound of nerves humming)

I need to pee...
Thanks Joolze for the photo (see links right)

Other people...

In other blogs that I read (Nick Martin & Jason Sager amongst others, nice to read over a cuppa and a jaffa) other people are busy posting amazing photos of Autumn leaves and stories of great rides.

I think I need a better camera if I want to get involved.

In the meantime, my favorite photo... thanks to Joolze :)

Sunday, 4 November 2007

this is the first one...

Of many, perhaps...

We will see if this becomes the new thing, or whether it dies like my annual 'start of the training year' November resolutions to stretch and do more sit ups.

Photo... the last walk of October - the off month, when walking is just more fun. Location - the Skirrid