- End of summer 2019?
forced myself up onto the Quantocks yesterday for one last dry pedal before the overnight rains… I could already feel the rain on the wind as I pedalled home…
set off in summer and by the time it was back it was definitely autumn
that’s interesting – we went for a walk yesterday afternoon only about 40 miles away from you, and it was pure summer all the way through.
it is now, however, most certainly autumnPosted 4 months agoeddiebabySubscriber
I must have some weather VPN thing going on. Brilliant day yesterday, way hotter than expected. Got a few PBs on the road and had a good offroad session too. About 30 seconds of rain in the night (literally 30 seconds) and this morning I’ve been pottering around the apple trees. Monday/Tuesday looks a bit soggy, but really we need it.Posted 4 months ago
Hope it doesn’t rain as I’m cycling off to the local to watch the Rugby at 11 – beer and a bacon roll for £5?- they know their market…MoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Convinced myself to down easy lap of the local country park yesterday despite a stubborn cold – 23° in the sunshine, so glad I went out. Occasional heavy showers this morning, forecast to set in after lunch. MrsMC gas suggested a pre lunch amble to the nearby farm shop/cafe.
I try not to winterize the bikes till October half term. Sometimes it stays dry enoughPosted 4 months agoMalvern RiderMember
I went to collect a fine example of arguably the Most
GrandadBritish Bike Ever and headed over the Ridgeway for a maiden ride. It won’t (neither bike nor Ridgeway) be looking like that next time I ride it 🤣
As I winched up The Coombes just before taking this pic, I heard the sound of many hooves drawing up right alongside me. Three horse-riders on horseback were going full-tilt out of the morning sun along an adjacent purpose-built track. Their speed was terrific. I felt a thrill and had to have sit down. A red kite flew over. That was enough excitement for one morning. Felt hungry. Descending, I squealed the old brake-blocks through half a mile of dewy grass and cowshit to pick and enjoy a breakfast of fresh wild damsons.
‘One is considerably more British than yow’
I later paid respects to Wayland and did much enjoy the magical chalk roads around Uffington.
Posted 4 months agoMalvern RiderMember
A fine looking bike.
Cheers. It’s a stunner innit? Bought from a retired old-school bicycle mechanic. Not only, but it came complete with additional NOS replacements: Exage 500LX rear mech, HG cassette, HG chain, QR skewers, touch-up paint over a hundred (100+) ‘spare’ DT Swiss Champion spokes, also a Raleigh No. 4 top-tube mount pump, new Schwalbe Marathons and a Zefal Husky track pump. It actually got dusty in there after shaking the old boy’s hand*, felt like I was inheriting Excalibur! 🗡
*Asked what he was going to do now he’d sold what he says was ‘the best bike ever’ – he replied ‘I’m going to ride my new Scott eBike’ 🤣
Happy days.Posted 4 months agon0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
I’m regretting wasting yesterday afternoon after work and really regretting deciding to do some tweaks before heading out, meant I ended up with a pathetic ~30mins in the late sunshine, when I could have had ~4 hours.
Today has been very wet but stopped now I think, maybe, just maybe I’ll head out in a while…Posted 4 months agoVaderMember
I walked down to the baker’s yesterday morning in brilliant sunshine, intense blue sky and warm enough to wear just a t shirt at 930am. Today I retraced my steps through cold mist and banks of brown rustling leaves across the pavement. Feels like a month has passed in between.
To be fair the stove has been on this past week, come 6pm the chill is in the airPosted 4 months ago
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