Monthly Archives: October 2017

Desolate beauty

I woke early again and organised myself to have cycling clothes ready and breakfast down my for a start at 8, just before sunrise. At 07.45 with the house still asleep after a late-ish night I succumbed to the need … Continue reading

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Lazy Wesnesday

…urgh! I wake at 08.45, too late for an early ride. My turn to make brekkie as well-its B&E sammies all round. I sit around plotting a route but agree that a round of crazy golf in the sun after … Continue reading

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Las Calderas

If sunrise here was before 8 a.m. I would’ve been out and back with brekkie supplies for my family before then. At 4 a.m. I  woke to a mysterious stench of stale urine in our room which I am unsure … Continue reading

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This holiday will all be about early morning exploring in order to make the most of each day. This morning I headed over to Easy Riders to collect my hire bike. It is the same model MTB as my one … Continue reading

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Half term break

Today is the start of my birthday holiday. I don’t normally take a week off to celebrate my birthday but this is for a big one and here’s why. When I was growing up I was lucky enough for my … Continue reading

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Bike commuting-what do I have?

I have my health for a start and at a high level for my age of nearly 50 considering that I spent my youth drinking and smoking my way to an early grave. The seeds of the idea of riding … Continue reading

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Wednesday thoughts

From the Rootchopper institute of writing down random thoughts from the ride, here are mine today. It’s cold this morning. Gald that I wore the leggings and full finger gloves. What was I worried about riding the crosser after weeks on the … Continue reading

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The chain

I had it all planned yesterday. Drop the boys off at school, drop the van at the garage for a full service and take the long way home via some well travelled bridalways and paths. Since riding an off road … Continue reading

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