Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Will be interesting doing this commute in the dark come Winter.

I thought some junkie looking fellow was going to try and do me over tonight.

When he can see me coming at night he'll have time to hatch a plan ...
.... perhaps it's time to start planning counter measures!?!?

Wonder what would be best?

500 miles


Friday, July 22, 2011


By the way, still no Kingfisher .... although I did spot a man in camouflage hiding behind a tree with a camera.
Scared me silly but I think he must have been looking for one (i hope that's what he was up to anyway).


Ha... laughing in the face of tiredness.
PB to work this morning - 1hr 2mins
PB home tonight - 1hr 12mins

Even got stuck behind a couple of people - one of them twice (a lady) because she had a cunning shortcut at Rodley and I got stuck behind someone else. Felt a bit like a stalker so had to overtake her again which killed my legs...

Jet washed bike after a dose of "Muc Off" when I got home- 3 days rest now.
Cold beer in hand. Wooohoooo :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011


23:10 and I'm still up - glass in hand and listening to music with OH. Might be hard getting up tomorrow for my biking......
[Edit] oh no. 00:12 and still up......

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

it's for Charity Mate...

Thinking of cycling Liverpool to Leeds along the canal.
Will someone please try to talk me out of it?!

Monday, July 18, 2011

I'm back...

Bike working again.
Plenty of rain and mud.
How did that other dude manage to keep his sunglasses on and still see? It was bouncing down.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Bike needs a part replaced so no riding until Friday :(

... it'll give my legs a rest anyhow.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Wooo hoo... how wet? Great ride home. Soaked and covered in mid!

Big gears not working.... looks like my weekly trip to Halfords is on!


Yes, yes, more swans...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Does anyone in Rodley have a normal, family type dog or does everyone have those pitbull things?..and.. err..... why?

A treat...

Beautiful morning. Pleasant fellow commuters, nice weather, strong legs.
Saw this dragon on a boat. Not sure what that's all about!

Also saw this lovely sight. The heron (top right) was actually standing on the opposite bank until i stopped...

Monday, July 4, 2011


Saw my first towpath deer which was nice!

Wore my fancy new glasses.

Hit a massive hole.

Said hello to a few people and also found a couple of people I could not overtake...

Boring for you perhaps but a great start to what will probably be a dull day in the office :(

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Righto.. I think I need to invest in some glasses (huge fly problems!).  Although that'll mean another few hundred miles until I'm into profit.
In other news... got back last night ok but now have a flat... lucky!
[edit] - once again it's the tyre protector put into the tube by a well know bike retailer which has sliced the tube...!
God this blog is boring.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Woo hoo

Fastest time so far !! but I've got to stop racing people .. just can't help myself... especially when they look like they know what they're doing!