Right, the bike is back with all the upgrades in place. It almost looks too good to ride A quick turning of the wheels tomorrow to test everything is ok in preparation for the ride on Satutrday. I’ve worked out I will be in the saddle for about 9 hours plus stops so it will be a long day….dawn to dusk indeed!
For now I will admire the completeness of my bike and tomorrow it will be grubby…..sigh
Playing around with the camera today for a project and used Barney as my test subject. This one caught his best side I think
Having been reviewing what I write about recently, I have come to the inescapable conclusion that I have gone from camping and walking to mainly cycling with a bit of walking and camping thrown in. Should I change the name of the blog to something else? I was thinking something along the lines of Outdoorbrewer but am looking for a bit of inspiration with regards to the name
So the question is…….
Should I change the blog title and if so, what to?
So my Audax ride of 125 miles is only a week and a day away. I am slightly nervous of doing this kind of mileage and slightly nervous of what the weather is going to be like (probably more the weather!). Also I have made a decision to upgrade my current bike instead of buying a new one which is approximately 2/3 the price. The upshot of this is that I can get the upgrade done in time for the audax ride as my current components are beginning to wear out! The bike is in the workshop as I type as the gear system has been complaining recently, although to be fair I have done 3500 miles on cheapish components so cant complain.
Just hope the upgrade can be done in time
No not that kind of clearout….a kit and unwanted items clearout. I suddenly realised with changing priorities and a fullish kit cupboard and raided loft I have plenty of things I dont use and can be sold to fund new projects. So a fair amount of surplus outdoor kit has either been sold or earmarked for selling. Also bits and pieces of technology and hobby stuff are also in the process of going. The old sell to buy motto has been re-emphasised with a vengeance for the next few months.
1. I want an upgraded bike next year for the spring (I’ve done 3500 miles on my current one and its beginning to show!) and I certainly cant afford it without saving up.
2. Christmas is round the corner and there are a few things I really want to get for the kids.
Not sure if I will be able to hit the full (kids xmas presents + bike) target by next spring but at least I have a target
As a treat for a Friday i managed to get an early flight home. Unfortunately sleazyjet had other ideas and delayed my flight for over 3 hours Thanks guys….
Always a fun filled day throughout the UK when Children in need and the fund raising antics come to town. I have seen silly wigs, strange costumes, lots of make up and that’s just the blokes. Anyway, as part of the fund raising goings on around the country, my daughter’s school decided to get involved. My daughter and a friend of hers took it upon themselves to organise and sell various cakes, sweets and other goodies on a stall throughout the day. Amazingly they raised £460!
All I can say is well done Ella