What a week

A strange week that one, too many days working from give me closet fever, I knew that already but still it was worth it really.  It’s the first time I’ve had to do a last week of a first quarter in this job – can you understand that?  Anyway, hard work but many lessons learned that will be useful in future.
 
Apart from that what else have I done?  On Tuesday, I did the Sheffield Sports CC last chain gang ride of the year.  Only 5 of us turned out which meant it was fairly hard going because no sooner had a got my breath back after being on the front than I was back on again – still, it was a great ride and I enjoyed it immensely.
 
Not seen many people but I had a great day in the office on Thursday.  I do enjoy visiting the office and seeing my colleagues – a lovely bunch of people.
 
The kids have just had another week of intense learning and growing up at school, they do seem to enjoy it and come back with some great stories.
 
Time to enjoy the weekend – bye bye.

Club run

Why did I take my winter bike out this Sunday on the club run?
 
Ok, so it was raining when I woke up and I though the mudguards would be a help – but then it dried up, it got hot and I was grunting around the peak district on my steel Mercian whilst the rest of the club were still on their spritely summer bikes
 
I guess it’s exercise.
 
As we were riding along I dazzled everyone with my knowledge about Nicole Cooke winning the world championship only to then get knocked back with the news that she only got the silver (only being a realative term ’cause silver’s great)
 
We went to my favourite cafe in Hartington, I’m not telling you where it is though becuase it’s a nice quiet one with no visitors except us.
 
Anyway, onto the chain gang on Tuesday – probably the last of the year because it’s getting dark so quickly.

3 days in the south

I’d only intended to be down here Tuesday and Wednesday but poor planning meant I was also in London on Monday, returning home only to travel down again on Tuesday morning.  So I thought "there must be a better way" and contacted my good friend Steve who kindly put me up for the night and saved me hours of grueling travel.
 
Thanks Steve!
 
Will head back tonight on the train and then I’m looking forward to seeing my family again.  I must get a better control of my travel and diary plans.

Another cycle ride to work

 What a great ride, I think Autumn can be one of the best seasons to be on your bike becuase it’s neither too hot or cold and the wind is often gentle.  What makes it even better this week is whilst millions of motorists are worrying about fuel protests all a cyclist needs is a bowl of porridge in the morning and his/her legs will have all the fuel they need.

 

I’ve been staying at a friend’s house near Reading and have had a 13 mile ride in to the office for the last couple of days.  I don’t know why I haven’t done tihs before but I certainly will be again.  My only problem has been getting a bit lost a couple of times

 

Cycling to work puts a great big smile on your face so come on, get out of that car and get on a bike.