The Things That Go Through Your Head…

I managed to get out for a 30 mile ride this morning and home in time for lunch before the snow started falling here. There seems to be a couple of millimetres settling on the pavements outside so I am expecting an announcement that the schools will be closed tomorrow any time now.  Oh yes,…

Rocket Fuel And A Ride…

As promised in my previous post I am writing today with details of my home made energy drink. A couple of years ago I was researching on the internet about the qualities, contents and effectiveness of commercially available energy drinks for cycling.  Among the results I came across an article by a sports scientist and…

Tough Decisions…

I just had to make the decision to go out on the bike today.  It had been almost a week again since my last ride and its not good to leave such a long gap.  I need two or three rides a week to keep in shape. It wasn’t easy to persuade myself I needed…

Xmas Shopping Trip…

Did our planned Xmas shopping trip this morning despite the country crippling 1cm of snow on the ground at daybreak !  The drive through the snow-covered scenery made it seem quite appropriate for Xmas shopping, setting the scene. Two or three stops along away and then headed with fear and trepidation into Milton Keynes Shopping…

Bus Ride to MK, (they dont make it easy)

Had a bus ride into Milton Keynes today, making use of the free bus pass and saving on fuel, parking charges and the hassle of finding a parking place, even worse in the school holidays.  Its always an enlightening experience. Going in is quite a straight forward affair as there is an ‘express’ bust at…