Saturday, 13 March 2010
simple pleasures once again
An invitation, a dry day, the slower pace of a Friday lunchtime - all the ingredients for a simple, pleasurable ride.
Throw in some new roads and tracks, some cobbles ( it's nearly Ronde time) and a good natter and you have the essence of bike riding, at least for me.
Dave Haygarth extended the invitation and we checked out some woodland paths, some farm tracks up and over the hills, some queit lanes and of course some pave. All on road tires, albeit with cross frames. Dave is somewhat more talented than me, so my conversational skills were slightly hampered by an acute shortage of breath, but it was great to be riding in quick minded company and in terms of a training exercise, quick legged company too. It's good to push yourself with faster riders once in a while - now I am older, my ego can take it without long term damage.......
Dave got snappy with his i-phone with good results above and below: