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 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
We had our tandem in at Laid Back Bikes over the weekend to get the Rohloff gear hub serviced. It's been almost 2 years since we got the bike and although it's only done a little more than 1000 miles in that time, I did feel a little guilty at having left it so long. … Continue reading All set for another year
We got out for a 2 hour blast on the tandem last night after work. The weather has been incredibly mild for February - about 10 degrees when we left. Very windy though! Up the back road to Heriot and hang a left up to the Granites. It was getting dark by the time we … Continue reading Night Ride
We got out for the first tandem ride of 2019 today - round the usual 40 mile Innerleithen loop. The weather was gorgeous when we were preparing to go. When asked if I thought we'd need overshoes, I immediately said nah, spring is here, we'll be fine without. 1.5 hours later, it's bloody freezing again, … Continue reading Keep your mouth shut!