Sadly, some people dump rubbish by the roadside. The council’s are doing more to clean up and I do a little by picking up bottles to prevent glass from being spread about. I just wish the minority who dump would think before they throw.
The weather shut things down early this week. Grey and wet or grey and threatening wet is not conducive to riding. Later it got better.
Front picture “has the red light on the camera gone off yet?”.
When things bicycle go well, I can cope. When things aren’t quite right, I mostly struggle and scour YouTube for advice. I am not a natural mechanic.
I expected the replacement freewheel to arrive later in the week so, to get the kilometers in and hit the 3,500 k number this week, I rode the Bishopsbourne, Armstrong Lane loop first and, the next day, out to Carrick. The Armstrong Lane loop is interesting. Why does it always seems hillier going anticlockwise through Bishopsbourne than going clockwise? I have recently tackled it both ways and I still don’t know. Obviously the climbing and descents must be the same but it certainly feels less hilly turning left off Bishopsbourne Road and looping clockwise.
The picture is of (right to left) Ken, Diane, Sue and myself before the start of the Tweed Ride last Sunday. Now, on to this week.
Quite a good cycling week. The end result is the kilometre count is back over 100k, the brakes on the trike are fixed and the cucumber sandwiches and G & T’s were enjoyed in the sun after the Tweed Ride.
I am starting to feel more confident riding longer distances on the Anura and so I thought I would give the above loop a go as it adds more hills to the mix.