Friday, 20 June 2014

20th June 2014 University Unwind 21

Out with Mick today, ending up at the University for tea and hopefully, to see Dean, a bike mechanic who attends the campus every Friday morning to look after the students bike repairs. Meeting in Kenilworth then taking a circular route via Earlsdon, Canley, Tile Hill and parting company at the university.

Canley Ford

There seemed to be a slow puncture in my rear tyre so we diverted slightly to the garage on the A45 and put some air in. It seemed to do the trick.  As it was at the end of the track that goes through Canley Ford we used that route to get to Earlsdon.  Hard to believe this is only a stone's throw from a very busy trunk road.

A mystery!

Mick has set me, and you a challenge. This road is in Earlsdon near to the memorial park and there is something significant about this name. I have no idea what that could be. A clue is, it may be connected to someone called Duffy.  Still no wiser. Are you?

University Orchestra

Out through Canley, Tile Hill and onto the University Campus. No sign of the bike mechanic unfortunately.  There seemed to be some sort of open day for the 'freshers' and a bit of entertainment was laid on near to the Curiositea Cafe.  Tea, toasted crumpets and jam went down very well accompanied by the University Wind Orchestra.  Very pleasant, hence the title of today's blog.

Called at Mike Vaughan's Bikes on the way back home to get some bits for the project but they could not help either. Harder to get parts for a 1980's bike than I thought it would be. Rang the paint shop as well, still not ready. Grrrrrrr.  Another 21 miles today.

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