My last 2 rides have been quite intense. 5 days ago I rode 5 continuous, high speed laps of Healey Nab which took me 57 minutes and 48 seconds. 3 days ago I rode 30 minutes up the canal bank, which may seem easy in itself, but I then made sure I got back in … Continue reading An easier ride.
A short period of better weather is quite a treat at this time of year. The trails are very muddy but in England we ride anything! I took the mainly off road route to the north side of Healey Nab and had already ridden for 23 minutes when I took 2 of the photographs in … Continue reading A glorious autumn day but I’ve heard something tragic.
Yesterday there was no chance of a ride. It rained just about all day so I took the chance to look at my Proflex mountain bike. Despite it being from the beginnings of full suspension, before many of the difficulties had been solved, many parts are like new. It must have hardly been ridden by … Continue reading A problem solved and a ride in the sunshine.
My title is the opening line of John Keats' poem "To Autumn". It was written on 19th September 1819, 200 years almost to the day! I've always been curious as to why the bicycle took so long to invent and coincidentally the first "Dandy Horses" were appearing at around this time. Dandy horses were propelled … Continue reading Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.