Sunday, 19 May 2013
After lunch I headed out on my bike, Ali was tired and decided to be sensible and do some work. It was amazing out and I was really happy with the route I had plotted. When I got back I was about to wash my bike when Ali said it was too nice a day and she wanted to ride the route as well so I headed back out with her. It was getting a little cooler but it was still a lovely day. She was flying today even jumping on a rocky descent, unfortunately this led to a puncture which I got to fix!
In the end I had ridden 26miles and walked about 4miles, not bad for a sunny Sunday.
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Saturday, 11 May 2013
With us both now working and loads to still sort out, all our stuff is still in boxes, we've not had a chance to ride off-road yet. But when I left work on Friday I decided to ride a slightly different way home. I started following where my garmin wanted to send me and when I noticed a bridleway heading in the right direction I followed that. In the end I did three seperate off-road sections, linked by a couple of road bits. Great fun and makes me want to do more.
Monday, 6 May 2013
As lots as you probably know Ali got a new job in the Peak District so this weekend we moved. Today I started my new job, although I've loved teaching Bikeability I didn't fancy commuting into Manchester everyday and spending half my life on the train. So today was my first commute, it was a perfect Summers day, its a little hiller round here but stunning. On the way home I stopped to watch the paragliders.
We've also made the most of our surroundings by going for evening walks....which has slowed down unpacking.
Friday, 3 May 2013
Monday, 29 April 2013
I'm going to miss my Monday night runs with Ros. It keeps me running as I haven't had the motivation to go on my own and it is great getting out into the hills.
Since I've now finished work I was inside all day packing (and falling asleep on the sofa) so I rode over on my mountain bike. It was nice to get some off-road miles and ride some of the trails that feel like mine after so many years of riding them.
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Lovely day. Thanks to Sarah for having a fab birthday ride, Al for fitting a new bottom bracket for me when we got back and Ali for driving me over in the morning so I could get there!
Thursday, 25 April 2013
A nice 12mile ride and back home for pizza.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Ali loves Question of Sport so I always apply got tickets when its on, up till now I've never got any (it is very oversubscribed). This time though I got tickets for the 5:15pm show. We both had the day off work so got there nice and early to make sure we got in, they send out more tickets than spaces as some people won't turn up. Ali almost had us in the queue for the earlier recording. Once that queue had cleared we went in and found out it wasn't full and we could go to that screening but that might mean we wouldn't get into the later one we had tickets for but that we might see two. Easy decision then! It was fabulous. I enjoy watching it on tv but it was even better and funnier in real life.
Coming out they were saying if anyone wanted to come in again that you could do. Ali asked if it was seperate tickets to sit behind the teams, next thing we knew we were being squeezed in behind where Matt Dawson sits! When he came out he even asked Ali which team her football shirt was, Cambridge United of course. You really feel part of the action.
After that screening we thought the next one would be full, there were no obvious seats in the one we had just seen. But no the girl on the door said there was and we saw our third recording of the day.
Fantastic day, I had a very exciteable Ali all day.