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
When I was growing up in the Borders, I had an idea, even back then as a teenager with no concept of mortality, that the Borders had a higher than average distribution of car-related insanity. Two of my school peers died in completely pointless high speed crashes, and it felt like it was built into … Continue reading Darwin Awards Season