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FBC Preparation

May 27, 2009


44 miles on the Tikit this weekend. Julia and I put the Tikits on the train to Stevenage and spent the weekend visiting our parents and exploring rural Hertfordshire. Feeling good about the bikes, but I need to get a rack. Fortunately, Bike Friday have pointed out that a small spacer will enable me to fit the standard rack. The order’s in!

And the picture, well that’s an earlier visit to Knebworth. Waiting for Pink Floyd in 1975 to be precise – thanks for the reminder Ian!

And so to Leicester….

May 16, 2009

Photo by fotorobbie on flickr

Two Tikits folded and on the train to Leicester for a 32 mile round trip to stay with Malcolm in Kimcote. A great ride. Leicester has a good network of cycle routes including the Great Central Way which runs from north to south. an excellent way to get out of the city.

Unfortunately, a nut was shaken loose on Julia’s rear mudguard leaving it rubbing on the rear tyre. Unable to fix it I decided on an alternative course of action. The mudguard was removed and hidden behind a tree, to be collected the next day.

While there we took in Otis Gibbs at the Musician. A great show, albeit a little short as Otis was the support act, and should have been headlining.

On our return, it took a moment to locate the tree, but the mudguard was still there. All in all a successful trip, and few more miles in the saddle for the Folding Bike Challenge.

Combing my hair in a brand new style

January 25, 2009

New Year, New Blog. The title is a nod to the fabulous Jim White.