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.

Published in: on December 26, 2008 at 11:29 pm  Comments (2)  
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I am still here

Hi, I am still riding, it’s just that I have so much work to do that whenever I am sat with my computer on I find that I can’t do anything non-work related without a feeling of panic rising in my gullet. I have some rides to blog, and news of a really great event coming up in Bristol in October.

Thank you to everyone who sent good wishes and congratulations through to John on getting his dream job, I’ll pass them on next time we go for a ride.

Thanks to Jim Paul’s latest comment, I will be pedaling into blogging action again very shortly. The idea in setting up this blog was that if I didn’t post for ages it would be because I hadn’t been riding – the resulting shame was supposed to make me get out on the bike – so cheers Jim for giving me a prod. Jim asks if I’ve been teaching the young-un about riding. Well I’m pleased to report that he’s onto his bigger bike now (even though it’s still a tiny bit too big for him) after we went to one of his friend’s parties where we rode down Collier’s way, and my eldest had the smallest bike (and the biggest crash – but that’s another post) which meant he had to pedal twice as hard as everyone else.

Here he is on the BMX I bought 2nd hand – sticker customisation, by the rider himself.

More soon. Thanks for coming back.

Published in: on September 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm  Comments (3)  
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First, an apology for not blogging

Hello,

How’s your summer going? It’s all gone a bit rainy here in dear old Blighty, but then we’re getting used to this sort of summer here.

I am conscious that I have not blogged for a while, for which I must apologise. I have been riding, a little, but yet again work has o’ertaken me and left me with such a small amount of time that I have barely found the time to ride, yet alone record my pedal-spinning here. I have of late recieved some very kind comments from people who have discovered this blog, for which I am very grateful indeed. So with that in mind, having finished my work, I find myself in the workshop at 01:00 in the morning, fortified by a big mug of tea, and ready to record my last three meager rides in the next couple of posts.

Published in: on August 7, 2008 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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