End of the Year

My stats have crashed since I’ve not been blogging regularly. Having built up my readership to hundreds a day, I’ve watched my readership dwindle to forty to sixty readers a day in the space of three months. I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve not been riding on a regular basis at all, the last major ride I completed was to Bristol in October. Since then I’ve only pootled to the garage and shops, with one ride out to a local hotel and bistro for an evening of eating and drinking with some chums from the village. That particular evening ended with everyone else having to walk back through wind and rain while I rode home, with reasonable stability, in my new orange poncho. The pressures of work combined with the short days have made it all too easy for me to let the rides slip. Now the season has turned, the days are getting longer, there are no excuses now.

Here are some photographs from the end of the year. And a promise that I will ride more in the New Year.

Bike tyre skidmarks in Calne, Wiltshire

Bike tyre skidmarks in Calne, Wiltshire

Not sure if you can see this, this lady had a great bike and front and rear wicker baskets

Not sure if you can see this, this lady had a great bike and front and rear wicker baskets

Shopper outside WHSmiths

Hercules Shopper outside W.H. Smiths

Some beautiful panniers that I spotted in London

Some beautiful panniers that I spotted in London

Zoe has customised her Trikidoo - here with a basket

Zoe has customised her Trikidoo - here with a basket

...and here is her coffee cup holder

...and here is her coffee cup holder

I will do one last ride before the end of the year.

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  1. How is Zoe finding the Trikidoo? I am a reluctant cyclist but our preschool and local playground are just over a mile away – a long slow walk with a three year old. The village is flat and the trike looks stable and practical for my 3 yr old and 12 month old (in Bobike seat). I am strugling to find reviews of the bike and wondered what her experience was?

  2. Hi Rachel

    I don’t know how much she uses it now as her day structure has changed (she’s in teacher training), but she was taking the kids every day to school on it. She loves it and the children love it too. She was riding during rain too. It attracts a lot of attention, and people are generally very considerate on the Road. I had a go on it once and it is nothing like riding a bicycle, it takes some getting used to but it’s incredibly stable and quite easy to ride. Zoe has even given me a lift from the station on it too.

    It would easily handle that distance in comfort.

    I recommend it, but I’ll see what Zoe says and post again.

    Thank you very much for reading.

    David


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