The ride yesterday has got me thinking about possibly building a pedelec based upon something like a jump bike or trials bike.
I possibly get as much, or if not more fun just out of riding up an over objects at walking pace, weaving in and out of tight trees and terrain, as I do for faster riding. I see another thread starting!
I've had a couple of short rides, and popped out earlier this evening for something a little bit longer, but I was being lazy and didn't want to fit the lights, so cut the ride shorter than I intended.
I also took a look in at Hornshurst Woods, to try a bit of downhill riding, but didn't get it to flow that well this evening, and decided to pass it by. To be honest, it doesn't really float my boat.
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My wife and I did 10 miles round Credenhill Woods this morning. She outpaced me on this steep climb. Good going, as she's not been on the bike for 3 weeks due to the arrival of our new Grandson.
was away in the van at a party last night ...
after a few pints of strong cider things turned a little weird...
so resolved to clear my head next day,,
stopped off at loch leven
nice cycle, a lot of walkers, and hordes of midges on one side of the loch
castle where Mary queen of scots was kept..
the sluice gates
through the woods
and of course loch leven is a bird sancutary so a lot of wildlife including
this rather chilled swan
So only 13 miles but ok for an easy day except for the puncture 2 miles from home.. a hot push back... that will teach me to get blasé after not having one for over 2000 miles and leave the repair kit in the van..
I've been very lapse this week, and haven't been out. I didn't really feel like going out this evening either, but things felt good, and I ended up really enjoying it.
Not an overly long ride, as I just wanted to check out a few more new local ride sections, and ended up taking my once a year over the handlebars trip!
Bloody annoying, as I'd walked the section first as well.
Almost to the day of last years trip over the bars.
Now that was too close for comfort. A delivery driver using a mobile phone pulled out in front of me this afternoon. The road rapidly seemed to run out in front of me in mili seconds, and when I went back later and measured the skid, it was 49' long! F**k knows how fast that I was going, but the forks were fully compressed and I couldn't give the bike any more front braking!
Things improved after this little incident, as I was on my way to an Orange Bikes demo day that a friend had organised. I rode several different bikes, but have to say that the full monty Orange Five had my grinning from ear to ear. I didn't want to give it back!