Archive for the ‘Cycling’ Category

Summer’s on its way

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Spring has well and truly sprung and it feels like summer won’t be far behind. The change in the clocks at the weekend and some bright sunshine left me with no excuse not to cycle in to work yesterday. I don’t use those muscles very often and my legs ached after just a few miles. The sun was out again today for the first Tuesday night run of the year. As is tradition, this was from the Royal Oak, Fritham and involved visiting six of the nearby ponds. I’ve decided to post GPX files for these runs but don’t yet have a good way of displaying them. If your running Internet Explorer then you can view it on some MS Virtual Earth imagery and try and spot the ponds! You can always use GPSBabel if you want some other format.

Tandem Mountain Biking

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

13As part of Christine’s birthday celebration we hired bikes from Lyndhurst in the New Forest along with Christine’s parents, her brother and his girlfriend. For novelty value, we took a tandem mountain bike. The fact that the front and rear pedals are fixed relative to one another meant getting started took a bit of practice (I have the scars on my shins to prove it) but once you got going it was quite easy to out-pace the individual riders.