Friday, 27 May 2016

Back riding and running

Friday May 27th 

After the busy weeks of early May the theme seems to have continued, finally finishing off bathroom and kitchen and some more grandchildren visiting.
But! as I said on my last post, I did manage to get out on my bike on a lovely morning and did 42 miles out round Muchelney, but this time I went down the old railway line cycle track that connects Chard and Ilminster, this used to be part of the 'Stop line' from the last war. A line of defenses from Axmouth in Devon across the South West Peninsula to Bridgwater. there are still lots of remnants making an interesting ride.

The photos show some of these, the tank traps just at a narrow bridge, overlooked by a pill box housing a 6pounder Anti Tank gun.

Its a lovely 5 miles along the old railway, much safer than the A358!! the weather was lovely and was probably the first time in shorts this year.

The week I also made an effort to get out and run so two 5 mile runs, I was surprised after a couple of weeks off that I felt OK.

Sunday this week my eldest brought his Gazelle vintage bike over so after completing the building work it was nice to get out and ride bikes, so we did a 26 mile ride on vintage bikes a pair of Gazelles !!! 

 Gazelle Mondial all 531 tubes forks and stays with a full Shimano Durace group set 1984ish
it also has a nice pair of Royce hubs that are from the same year, and run really smooth.
Gazelle Trim Trophy 531 main tubes with Shimano Golden Arrow groupset, 1984ish

Really nice ride.

An early morning run before Bikeability [4 days this week!] at a local school, twice! on beautiful mornings 5 miles each time. Also an evening ride on my Gazelle another 27 miles, trying to get miles in in preparation for the 'Eroica Brittanica' in less than a months time.

I have entered the 'Herepath half' an off road half marathon,

A great run I did last year, its still 5 months away but at least its something to aim for, it will soon be here!!
Unfortunately I am not able to do the Charmouth Challenge in July as it clashes with Gdaughters  4th birthday party, I will have to look around for another off road event in July.

So last two weeks back into some good exercise , now I need to maintain it, 

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