Sunday, 27 November 2011

A new look for Ted.

A new look for Yeti Ted. by Kitty*Kins
A new look for Yeti Ted., a photo by Kitty*Kins on Flickr.
For my birthday I got a lovely white and turquoise Fizik saddle. (It is not a 100% colour match to the frame, but I think it's as close as I'll ever get.)

Anyway, after fitting the saddle Mikey told me that Ted now needed white bar tape, instead of the black tape he had. I wasn't convinced as it seemed wasteful putting new stuff on when the old stuff was fine but today when I awoke from a snooze on the sofa I found the bike pixie had visited and Ted had an all new look.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

A bicycle made for two

As a birthday treat for me, we decided to hire a tandem.   The day before my birthday my Mum dropped us off at the hire shop, leaving us to ride the tandem back. I was very excited but really REALLY anxious as I've never been on one before. I don't ever remember being so nervous about anything! I felt SICK!

There was no time for nerves though -

Sunday, 20 November 2011


Well, after the super start to November things started to decline, including my knees but more significantly the weather. The wind has been torturous and icy cold, making cycling extremely uncomfortable. When the cold wind hits my lungs they shrink to the size of peas (Possibly an exaggeration. ;) ) which in turn leaves me short on oxygen to send to my legs.

More annoyingly though, the cold icy wind has resulted in me having a number of mild asthma attacks -

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Bikes and Geocaches

Last week saw Amy and Ali join us in Cornwall for a weeks holiday.  As I hadn't attempted too many rides in the run up to their visit, my knees were feeling a tad stronger. The first ride with them was an easy 12 mile pootle over to Penzance to meet Mikey at work whilst taking in a few geocaches. My knees felt a little shakey but there was nothing too strenuous and no bad after effects.

However, I was glad that the next day didn't involve any riding. Instead it involved lots of walking -