Sunday, 30 December 2007

Christmas the season to...

Ride :)

Christmas is a funny old thing. I seem to spend the weeks leading up to the 'big day' progressively getting less and less keen on the whole concept. (Thus suitably bleak photo with a goose contemplating it's cousins recent demise and imminent ingestion).

However, lucky for me Xmas always pulls it out of the proverbial hat with a relaxing week in Norwich (where the world is flat enough to see the curvature of the earth, see...

And, you can refuel with this... (tastes better than it looks, and nothing like it looks)

Of course, a vital component of Christmas Day is the Christmas walk. Just right for preparing the mind (and the digestive system) for the meal.

ps Thanks Santa for the new camera... expect an improvement in pictorial service from this date.

playing with animoto

there are clever people out there...

Thursday, 20 December 2007

On the first day of Christmas...

I got two weeks holiday :)

No relevant photo, but an old classic. Bobs (now full-on super rapid IMan) and Mokes. While I'd love to say the opposite I've got to come clean... the 'Tashs aren't real... no really they're not.

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Now, I've been playing with embedding U-tube on here. It's noted that this is someone elses pain... but you can't help but feel it. I hope Ryan Trebon heals quickly, not nice.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Cross, in Wales...

Hmmmmm, keen locals, good organisation, minging weather, mud in your eyes - must be the Welsh Cross Series.
Smile = had lots of fun. 2nd, outsprinted by someone with a much better sprint that me - which is no bad thing.

Fair play to Stu - after losing a contact he rode one-eyed. Never easy.

Finally got to grips with the new Giant cross bike :) Still not sure about 38cm bars though :)

Monday, 3 December 2007

You know it's raining and cold when...

1) You put stupid-looking clothing on your head to keep warm and 2) You have to put stupid looking clothing on your head to keep warm because you are frantically zip-tieing mudguards in place

You also know it's cold when you are properly wet (think wet like you've been swimming in your clothes), and 3 hours into your ride when it's puncture time :(

Photocredit - Big Dave's mobile phone - the wonders of silicon!