A week off work in clear blue skies but unseasonably cold weather for mid April.
Another high speed slide down the road on my side.
My longest ride to date, covering 202 miles.
I had a day's holiday from work today and the weather was smiling on me for once - one of those rare Scottish winter days with clear blue skies, crisp air and really cold. So of course the only thing to do is go out for a ride! I'm pretty much riding the trike exclusively … Continue reading Enjoying some quality triking weather
We were out for a lovely tandem ride today - clear sky, crisp cold air and really windy.... must be autumn approaching once again. The trees have started turning their colour this week and there’s a definite chill in the air. Back road to Innerleithen I had the trike out earlier this week too - … Continue reading Farewell summer
My one and only brush with Latex didn’t go too well.
A lovely little sportive in the Borders done this year on a road bike rather than a recumbent
My 11 year old daughter has been hassling me to use the Quetzal as a taxi for her various sporting activities in Galashiels, so last night I picked her up from her swimming club on 'the beast'. I rode it down to Galashiels solo, which was my first time piloting the Quetzal without a stoker. … Continue reading Tandem Taxi Service
On Saturday, I was planning a hard 'kitchen sink' training ride on the Tarmac. I'm doing a sportive on the ass hatchet in 2 weeks and have been doing a few training rides on the upright road bike to get back into the groove. I recently replaced the wheels on this bike, as the lightweight … Continue reading They come in threes
Saturday saw the first event of the 2019 season - the Tour de Lauder sportive. This starts just a few miles from my home village and follows a very hilly 89 mile route over most of the biggest climbs in the area for a total of over 6000 feet of ascent. I've been struggling with … Continue reading Tour de Lauder 2019