I'll admit that I'm seriously addicted to mountain biking. The physical exertion, slight sense of danger and my love of mechanical things make it the perfect sport for me. I spend some time thinking about mountain biking even when I'm not riding and today, whilst walking my dog, Freddie, I had the chance to plan … Continue reading Getting high.
My last ride, 6 days ago, was 34.5 miles in length and the focus was the 21 miles of purpose built trail at Dalby forest. I enjoyed the ride but felt that the exciting sections were few and far between. Today I thought I needed another longer ride after 6 days. We're also going away … Continue reading Back to nature.
The rain has continued so today I thought it would be good to do a ride with more tarmac and less dirt. I haven't ridden to Hunter's Hill very often on my mountain bike but it was a place I rode as a child and youth. I lived then in Parbold, a village about 12 … Continue reading Places from my childhood.
I was out riding my mountain bike on a Sunday in the early summer of 1995. I was at the top of Healey Nab and met 2 other riders, Dave and Tony. After a bit of riding together and chatting they invited me out for a ride the following Tuesday. I turned up at Dave's house … Continue reading My friend Mark Turner.
After such a lot of people reading my last post about our scooter trip to Holland and Belgium I thought I may as well post my story of our trip 2 years ago. It was a better trip in just about every way. I'm not sure we'll ever match it. Lancashire Scooterists Western Front Bimble. … Continue reading Our scooter trip to Europe in 2017.
On Saturday I'm setting off with 11 other fools on ancient, mainly Italian scooters for a battlefields tour of Belgium and Holland. My own scooter is a relative youngster at 30 years old! Friday may be wet and I'm working tomorrow so today I did a last ride before the trip to Europe. I just … Continue reading Riding to Belgium…..
Cycling is a physical thing, right? Well yes, you need to be able to crank those pedals round but it's not always enough. I haven't been able to ride for 6 days, which is unusual for me but today I had the chance so thought I'd do a trail ride rather than chasing a time … Continue reading Psychology and riding.