Cycling Diary Entries
More cofffee in Caistor. Northerly wind 10mph. Average moving speed 15.8mph. Almost an out and back. Good hot coffee, very cold feet.
1st April: Rivington / Sheep House Lane / Ice Cream Corner / Jepson's Farm / Waterman's Cottage / Hen Alley / White Coppice / Heapey / Wheelton / Heapey Road / Healey Nab / Parson's Bullough Road / Sheep House Lane / Rivington Almost the same spot, almost a year ago (later in the day [...]
Gorgeous light Last Thursday looking north over West Pennine Moors from Winter Hill. Darwen Tower just visible on the far ridge, Belmont Reservoir in the valley.
It's cold, damp, grey, getting late. Then the sun appears from nowhere.
Nearly 50 miles plus cycling to the Humber Bridge and back, so just over 60 miles today. A good, cold ride, and good, hot coffee in Caistor. Coasting in Caistor: Francis and Scott take the plunge
Laced but not tensioned The partly completed loft conversion in use for wheel building. After I laced and trued both wheels I realised the spokes are too short. They are all 288 mm and they should be two sizes: 290 mmm and 292 mm (now on order). Not my fault though. The bike shop supplied [...]
January 2nd Market Weighton solo 55 miles January 16th Bell Mills and Driffield Big Skies Bike Ride with CTC 76 miles January 30th Bell Mills with CTC 62 miles February 6th Humber Bridge with Danny 20 miles February 20th Brigg (?) with CTC 56 miles February 24th Market Weighton to Lund loop with Patrick 87 [...]
Saturday poured down. All day. Never left the house. Near Jepson's Gate (a poor photo with the gate bar obscuring the hill) Sunday, sunny and warm and I went for a ride with Sandra – the third time out on her Scott hybrid. As we came back along the track over Healey Nab we absolutely [...]
Millington Dale towards Huggate The regular 'B' group riders were absent today. So with the 'C' group to an early morning coffee stop at a pub in North Cave. After that we split up and six of us decide to go up to Huggate, maybe Thixendale if the weather stays fine. It didn't. Nice to [...]
Further to bicycle gear ratio analysis... Aide memoire diagrams for which derailleur limit screw does what on which mech on which of our bikes. It's easy to forget as this is not done very often and there are so many different models of front and rear derailleurs. Even similar models; for instance on the FD-M590 [...]