There are times when I wonder what I am doing this for—this being cycling. On Sunday, I rode out on the well-named Mad March Hare sportive from Wythall, near Birmingham. The weather hovered about freezing; there was a steady stream of hail, rain and slush … Continue reading Mad March Madness
My coffeeneuring badge arrived Wednesday, and I was so pleased I took it on a trip to a coffee shop! Thank you, and Happy New Year, Mary Gersemalina! Badge and me, we went to Fargo Village, an attempt to gentrify and make edgy one of … Continue reading Coffeeneuring, the badge
It’s been a good year of cycling. I set myself a goal of cycling 300 days and 3,000 miles this year, and bettered each of those goals. Tomorrow, I plan to ride five or more miles, for 346 days of cycling, and I’ve covered more … Continue reading My cycling year
I extended my birthday celebration into Sunday by riding my last long ride of the year. I rode the elaborately named “Performance Cycles Winter Mini-Sportive” for just over 100 km. It was actually a great riding day for the time of the year, cloudy and … Continue reading The last long ride of 2016
The Great Orme is a massive dolomite (a type of limestone) peninsula in north Wales, on the Irish Sea. On Saturday, while visiting my in-laws for a celebration of Thanksgiving, I cycled around the Orme. The Great Orme and the Little Orme bracket Llandudno, which … Continue reading A circumvolution of the Great Orme, with coffee: Coffeeneuring forever!
A challenge pushes you to go further, and today I cycled a bit further, to one of my favourite coffee shops, and went one beyond the minimum for the Coffeeneuring Challenge. I cycled down to Royal Leamington Spa (only some towns are entitled to use … Continue reading Coffee in the last mild moment of November, Bonus coffeeneuring
Monday, the 14th, was an ordinary day, mild for November, cloudy. There was supposed to be an unusually large and bright full moon, but the evening was be overcast. It’s been 76 years since Coventry was bombed. For me, though, it was special. It’s the … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution Resolved