Back to The Beacon.. Again..

Having ridden to Ivinghoe Beacon for the first time in 50 years earlier this year.. in shorts and warm weather as I recall.. I decided to go there again today, in multiple layers of clothing and in cold weather.. It was a good day for riding really though with blue sky and sunshine.  The sun…

There'll Be Some Changes Made…

Today I fitted a new chainset and accessories to the Ribble.  I changed it from the Shimano 105 double chainring as originally fitted to a triple.  Its not quite as simple as just changing the chainset though because it also entails changes to the Sti levers and the front and rear derailleurs. I hit on…

Smart Robin..

I need to relate an experience we had while out shopping the other day.. We went to a garden centre and while wandering around the indoor section near the bird feed department I heard this twittering sound that I thought must be coming from one of those little ornaments that make a sound when you…

Morning In Bed..s

Todays ride was the one I didn’t do yesterday.  I was hoping my new tyres would arrive early this morning as yesterdays parcel delivery was before 9a.m.  I had hoped to fit them before I left.  But by 09:30 they hadn’t arrived so I got ready to leave on my ride.  I headed off into…

Losing My Grip ….

My last ride was only two days ago and here I am writing about it already, and only the one ride to write about too.  It might have been two but I opted out of a ride today. On Monday I went out for a ride with Steph from the cycling club again.  Its been…

Its That Time Again Time..

Time for more catch ups time.. But not quite so many this time, just a weeks worth, I am definitely improving !! First ride of this week was a brief trip out on Tuesday.  The correct chainring for the Ribble  bike arrived around lunchtime.  I fitted it first thing and by the time I had…