with everyone either busy, ill or "can't be arsed" it was up to me to go out and ride my bicycle to represent the NWAlps this Sunday. i took the opportunity of the otheres laxness to have a leisurely start and not leave until 10am! this has the benefit of the temperature being a bit warmer, the sun a bit higher in the sky but the drawback of the woods being full of other people. not that there was any conflict, everyone was cheerful but obviously i had to rein in my speed on a few occasions to give way to walkers and horses. conditions could be dascribed as warm and wet, the roots still slick but out of the wind in the woods i was quite comfortable wearing just a jersey on top.
I didn't linger in the woods but took a big loop around the area, popping into the park for coffee and cake before climbing the canl toards home. finding a friendly guitatr shop and real ale bar was the bonus maybe i shouldn't tell the others about that last one and keep it secret for the select band who were out today.i.e. me!