Monday, 1 September 2014
Monday, 25 August 2014
On the return leg I found a bike path that went into the very sandy (almost fat bike territory) and hilly area which avoided a very busy road and linked me to the road back into Stourport. It was whilst waiting at the rail crossing at Hartlebury i was waylaid by a pub with it's own attached brewery! well you have to don't you? This made the rest of the ride a slightly more pleasant if slower prospect and by the time I got home I had very heavy legs, which had nothing to do with the beer and everything to do with 53 miles on a knobbly tyred bike!
I found my old @singletrackmag jersey at the back of a drawer, It was a little on the large side but i wore it anyway on todays singlespeed ride. Just around the woods, the Beacon and back via the lanes and bridleways. I happened to post the above picture on Twitter and it was retweeted by the guys at Singletrack and ended up with 1800 views!
Friday, 22 August 2014
About 3 miles from home I got that horrible squirmy feeling that means only one thing, a puncture! the Brambles really have fought back! a quick change and i was off and home where the first job was to find the hole in the tube, nothing obvious so using a bucket of water and air in the tube i submerged it and checked for air bubbles, but there were non, hmm odd, i left the tube inflated over night and it was still inflated the next morning. Is spontaneous deflation actually possible?
Saturday, 16 August 2014
The cemetery wasn't up to Highgate standard sadly but did make a good spot to stop and have a snack. we then rejoined the canal for the final leg, now completely into the wind and by the end we were both pretty tired and very glad to see the climb of weatheroak hill which meant we we close to home