Thursday, 19 July 2012

Mid Week Cycle 19th July

On Wednesday it was still monsoon season, so a Thursday evening cycle this week.

The roads have mostly dried out although there are the occasional blocked gullies and streams. The fields are starting to ripen but there has just not been enough sunlight. Hopefully the weather should start to improve as the jet stream finally starts to move north. 

I cycled towards North Berwick then turned off at Whitekirk and followed the road to visit the Coastkid residence. He was building a wheel and watching the Tour de France, so kettle on and feet up.

The Surly Moonlander is nuts. Those tyres have to be seen in real life to appreciate how big they really are.

The tyres on the Falcon are 700x35. Skinny malinky! Wide bars and thumb shifters look good on the Moony.

We blethered for far too long so I needed a get a quick run home before El noticed I was missing again. The fastest route has one slight problem, the hill from Jane's Field to the Markle turning. Nothing else to do but keep the head up and pedal.  

A great evening cycle. 20.2 miles, meeting up with a good friend and having a coffee whilst watching today's highlights of  Le Tour. The rain even held off for most of the time.
12 degrees, no wind, overcast.

1 comment:

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