Thursday, 12 March 2015

12 March 2015 - Trial run for Sue's new bike

Very sunny but a cold wind from the north, which made the return ride more tiring.

First long run for Sue's new Trek bike and my first outing for ages.  Headed off towards Gamlingay, stopping at the sandwich bar for tea and cake.  Started back along the conventional route to Longstowe but took a left turn through the Gransdens and out onto the A428, not by design.

Lots of container lorries along the stretch to the A1198 roundabout so uncomfortable riding. Similarly down through Caxton but then quiet from there via Bourn.

Feeling the effects of not riding for a while, compounded by the strong wind on the way back.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Potton and back - 1 July

Trying out the first part of the ride I'm leading on 31 July.  Lovely sunny day.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Baldock Event - 22 June

Lovely day for this.

Took Tony and the two bikes and met Richard, Pete L and Pete G.  Soon split up but then grouped again at the first stop, apart from Pete G who said he'd be pottering.

Nice route but signage not very good in places.  Fortunately I was with someone who knew the way for the early confusing bits.

Stopped at each of the checkpoints then had lunch at The Orange Tree in Baldock.

The second loop seemed quite long, maybe because it was hot.  Just about arrived back before the cut-off at 5.30.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Grafham - 10 June

Nice sunny day.  First trip on the Domane bike, meeting the others at Waresely.  Realised as I locked up that I didn't have the key.  The staff had heard it all before, saying a few cyclists had done the same.  They promptly despatched the lock with bolt cutters.

Lunch stop was at Graffam Water, with the 8 sitting outside but taking rather a long time to finish their meals. On to Huntingdon and Houghton Mill, stopping off for an ice cream.

Then made for the guided bus route.  Turned off thinking I knew the way but twice came up against the A14 with nowhere to cross.  Then found the Conington turn and turned for home into a stiff breeze.  Seemed to take ages and I was surprised to find it was 6.40 before I arrived home  -  to a livid Hilary.  Very tired!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Tuesday, 22 April 2014