It’s still raining quite a lot. Wednesday though promised a sunny and warmish day and was not to be wasted.
So I readied Bluey and off we went, heading to Carrick.
Initially without a set plan I ended up cycling along Armstrong Lane to Bracknell first, then along Oaks Road to Carrick. This added a few ks to the ride and we ended up travelling 68 kilometers.
Here’s the video :
The lunch action section of the video stopped short as I set the sequence to cover 10 minutes. It wasn’t long enough for the Trangia to boil !! Reasons :
1. I had diluted the Metho with water – perhaps too much?
2. The wind. The flame was blown out a couple of times early on. I have never used a Trangia in so much wind ! I suspect the flame didn’t get warm enough initially due to the watering down (to stop sooty deposits) and the wind could just snuff it.
Eventually, when the water had boiled, I made an Aeropress coffee which was much better than recent purchases at the Carrick Servo.
You will have seen / will see me ogling peoples sheds at one point in the vid. There were lots of them along Charlies Lane and I was reminded of an ancient British TV comedy sketch around a musician called “Two-Sheds Jackson”. It stuck in my mind and I just couldn’t recall who created the sketch. I had to look when I got back.
It was by Monty Python. I checked the extract on YouTube and it wasn’t very funny. So I haven’t link to it.
The rain came back towards the end of the week. By Saturday it was not possible to cycle to Woolmers.
So I didn’t.
’til next time – and hoping for a drier November ……………………..