Spent today vising potential wedding venues and then bickering about the details!
What are you up to this weekend?
Today I've been over at Oswestry getting moulds made for both my bikes so some Rockguardz carbon down tube protectors can be made and collected some Mudguardz too.
Tomorrow, I'm off on a 38 miles ride over the Peaks. Should be good.
Went swimming first thing with eldest son, then off with his younger brother to buy a new bike (for me!) Bike well and truly christened at Gisburn as I managed to fall off a particularly easy bit of trail straight into a stream. Bike and rider both completely submerged briefly, bike ok but rider seriously bruised and now struggling to move!
Tomorrow - probably stuffing pain killers down neck followed by watching elsest play footy.
This morning pre-rode the Trailbreak Chilterns 65 course which was beautiful in the early bright morning, had lunch at my mate's house and now about to go and collect Mrs O from Heathrow - she's nearly home, yay!
Tomorrow meeting up with an Australian friend and taking her to the Trout and Tadpole Bridge - thanks for the recommendation, Singletrack.
Went riding over Cannock Chase, only my third or fourth ride this year. Fortunately because I commute to work by bike my fitness hasn't degraded too much. Unfortunately I hit a boardwalk with no enough oomph, and in too high a gear, and ended up coming off. -_-
I managed to get my foot down on the ground (said boardwalk is only 6 inches high), but because I'm a hobbit, the height difference meant I couldn't hold my balance and I fell gracelessly to the floor, legs in the air and entangled with my bike. Managed to shred my leg up quite impressively. :/
Mr Toast was sympathetic and said, 'at least it doesn't look domestic violency'.
Tonight I will be mostly sulking.
Did a cracking 70 miler on the road bike down to Portencross on the Clyde coast. Sunny, mild and windy. Thankfully a tail wind back.
Tomorrow, wait for the rain to bog off and then hit my local trails.
Only second time out on the mtb this year. Went to Loch Ordie at Dunkeld including a push/carry up Deuchary Hill
Just arrived in Nairobi from Lagos, am looking forward to doing absolutely NOTHING tomorrow, while gaining weight fast from all the excellent lager and food.
brewing a batch of American IPA tomorrow for a mate
recipe (approx) for 21 litres
4kg pale malt
500g Munich malt
200g each of Carahell and Wheat malt
100g torrefied wheat
20g Chinook hops for bittering
3x lots of 17g each of Cascade, Centennial & Amarillo at various stages of the boil for aroma
Chico yeast as used in Sierra Nevada pale ale
Cycle mechanics course. Should have taken some trainers to change out of my cleated shoes. Feet are killing me.
Had a rubbish surf this morning.
Had a great surf this afternoon .
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