Hidden ………….

camelNow if we’d have taken notice of the weather forecast a couple of days ago there would have been no way we’d have been out on our bikes. If the heavy frost didn’t stop us then the snow flurries would. Mmmm, good job we took no notice then. What we had was a beautiful, if somewhat chilly morning -perfect weather for 13 miles on the bike. Perfect weather for runner and the dreaded dog walkers ( I won’t rant tonight but if you had to stop because a ‘little rat with legs’ type dog refused to move of the path what would you do!?! Your days are numbered rat dog!!) even the canal boat gang were out in full force, yet no fishermen. Maybe they did listen to the weathermen or maybe they were wearing the fishing attire we saw in ‘Go Outdoors’ today. Just why do fishermen need to wear camouflage? But this wasn’t any old camouflage, this was meant to disguise you as the riverbank…..er why. Just who are they hiding from? Is it to trick the fish when they’re spying out of the water to see if there’s any dodgy blokes with nets trying to take them home for tea – now I really have seen it all. Well I would have done but……….good stuff this camouflage.

Another 13 miles logged

nearly at the 80 mile mark

Bring it on!!!

Reservoir Dogs….. well it was the canal actually!!!

Gerrof!!

Gerrof!!

Well in the end it was 13 miles by the canal on Boris – a really nice and unseasonably warm bike ride with hubby, and I’m glad to say my cycling confidence is starting to return (for those who haven’t read my blog before I got knocked off in November) For the first time in weeks I didn’t return home with my handlebar grips imprinted on my hands, I managed to fly down the hills without squeezing the life out of the breaks and I finally made it through the mega muddy bits without getting stuck – boy did I pedal hard!! We even managed to not get lost – a bit of a novelty for us!! The only downside was a bit of rover rage – you know what I mean, those dog owners who just leave their dogs to run around causing chaos. ‘don’t worry he won’t bite’ said the old dude as his dog was ravaging my foot. Yeah right. Then there’s those ‘not on a lead dogs’ who do their best to knock you in the canal- bless em. ‘Aw they’re just been friendly’ the owner says. Don’t chuffing think so.
Still it was a fab ride with some amazing views, the swan coming in to land on the water was one- better than Concorde! But best of all was the fisherman on a mobility scooter – no really, he even had a trailer on the back for his rods and stuff!!!
13 miles cycled
Day six coming up
Bring it on!

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