on your bike

oh my, has it really been 6 months since I ran the classic quarter / last blogged. Damnit, its nearly 2016.

Well, a lot has happened in the last 6 months, I’ve kept on running, and well, something really quite good happened.

Over on Facebook, this group appeared, and I think it is quite possible the best thing that I have seen there for years. Now, I don’t know if this is because I am old now, and perhaps just a little bit nostalgic, but well, let me tell you a little bit more about it.

You see, I have mentioned a little of my biking past, here and here, and hinted at it here, but by and large, I think it was mostly forgotten. Consigned to the bin of things I did a lifetime ago.

FullSizeRender 11Well, thanks to the magic of social media, I have found myself reminiscing quite a lot, chatting with old team members, pro riders, race organisers, spanners, and just every day riders (and their children!).

What its done is inspire me to get back out on my bike a bit more. And therein lies a little problem! I do have a mountain bike, but its not great, and the front break seems to rub and rub, no matter how many times I bleed the bleeding magura brakes. And I seem to have only one top, one pair of shorts and an old race face coat.

BUT, I am cobbling together this kit, and I am going to sneak off tomorrow for a ride on an old riding ground. I am hoping the fact the forecast is horrendous means the common may well be empty.

I’ll report back on how it goes!