Saturday, 25 April 2015

Cracking weather!! and a new Tee !!

Saturday 25th April


The past month the weather has been really good, lots of bright sunshine and usually by lunchtime quite warm, the mornings very chilly! However, this morning its all change, grey skies and its raining.

No running again since the last post, keeping up my twice a week spinning sessions and been getting in some miles on the bike, over 350 miles so far this month and 119 miles this week. My furthest ride was 53 miles round my Stoke Sub Hambdon, Martock, Muchelney, Drayton, Athelney, North Curry, Slough Green and back over Horton and Broadway. Its been really good using the Qoroz titanium bike, very comfortable.

I even managed to get a ride in when carrying out one of my School Crossing Patrol Checks over in Misterton, giving me another 26 miles.

Last Saturday saw me and my eldest son at the ‘Bespoke’ handbuilt cycle exhibition at Bristol temple Meads, and interesting exhibition and some good chats with the makers, who were there to talk rather than sell.

Finally managed to get panniers sorted out on my Ribble so I can now carry the ‘stuff’ needed for the local Bikeability, the Pannier bags from St Johns cycles are really good value at £10 those along with the ‘P clips’ and the seat clamp with rack attachments has got it sorted, its also easy to transfer to my Qoroz if I need to. I gave it a try on Thursday and Friday at a local Bikeability course, worked very well.

From now till the end of the school year is very busy with Bikeability, many four day weeks ahead L  not leaving much time for getting out on my bike, hence can I cycle there??

Its only a week away till the Isle of Wight Randonee the 100 k ride [ but nearer 120 k!]around the island, so need to book my ferry tickets this week.

We also managed a day out in the camper, down at Exmouth brilliant sunny day as we drove across the stunning Woodbury Common, stopping off for coffee with views over the River Exe. It seems ages ago since I was standing on the sea front at Exmouth in the wind and rain, preparing to run the 22 miles along the coast to Seaton.

Should get a few miles in tomorrow, hopefully 50+
Finally! my neighbour who did the Grizzly , Rachael has delivered a 'BLRCC 20 mile conquerers' T shirt
this reference is to the fact we have both run over 20 miles!! she did the Grizzly 20+ miles run and I did the Ex to Ax 20+ mile run the BLRCC relates to where we live  XXunning and Cycling Club!! a very kind gesture and very unexpected, by the way we are the only two members of the club!!! so the Tees are unique!!
A nice surprise on Saturday evening - we now need to plan to run together at another event!!
 A FULL set now I have the Tee to go with my medal, Thankyou Rachael:-)

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