Sunday, January 8, 2012

The 8th already!!?

Oh my goodness!

Here we are, well into the new year and I have not been out on the bike. My last outing was a relatively flat ride through the Vale of Clwyd on 31st December - always a treat due to the scenery, the song thrushes singing and new-born lambs in day-glo orange gillets to keep the rain off.

The route ends up in Ruthin, an historic market town and the half way point.

The road back is quite busy and there are some idiots who seem to think that bikes don't need much room. Fortunately they were few on the day so all in all it was a good ride.

I only have pathetic excuses for not getting out since last year - 60mph winds, lashing rain and hail, cold, dark when I get up and dark when I get in from work (yes I'm finally back at work after rather an extended period off) and so on.

The main motivator is the excesses of the festive period. I have put weight back on that I had previously lost. Lots of hard work is called for now.

I really will have to get out tomorrow as I have the bonus of an extra days leave left over from last year (I had miscalculated). The weather is set to be tame in comparison to the last week or so, therefore no excuses.



  1. Its always fun when there are "no excuses" so have fun out there again and stay warm. You will be surprised at how little you actually lost due to the holidays. Good to see you back on the road.

  2. Thanks Steve. I did get out today and went mad!! To say I haven't been out since the end of 2011 I did OK and feel really good now. Blog post to come.