Sunday, 12 August 2018

Catch up for the week

Apologies for being a bit slack putting these rides on this week but I have had a bit of a busy week.

Money 6th Aug  A very welcome visit from Mick and Graham from the Midlands.  No cycling involved just a fish and chip lunch on the sea front, followed by a stroll along the prom and a game of boules at Clarence Park Bowls Club.  Not saying who won but Graham and myself didn't!

Meet up with an Old Crock

Tuesday 7th August could not go out with the Old Gits because of a hospital appointment.  After over two years finally getting some progress towards the 'mystery' of my prolonged persistent cough.   After the appointment met up with two Old Gits who also couldn't make the ride to Burnham through injury.  We had coffee in town and put the world to rights for an hour.  Not much of a ride really, down the prom and back, but 3 miles to add to this weeks total. (now 3!). Not much really so went out late in the evening and did another three with Lincoln to Uphill Village

Uphill and beyond
Wednesday 8th To Uphill again this time with two of the grandchildren Carmen (12) and Lincoln (7).  For a change we headed south, through Uphill village and tackled the hill on the far side of the marina.  They did it twice for the thrill of coming down at speed.  Heart in mouth time.  Another 5 miles 

To the Mother Hen - Clamity!

Thursday 9th.  Pushing the boat out today, and the mileage.  Off to Wrington on a nice afternoon for a cup of tea and Victoria sponge at the mother Hen Tea rooms in Wrington, to the east of Weston.  Had to get there firs,t and going out through Hutton; fell off!  Stopped 3/4 way up a steepish hill, couldn't unclip the left shoe in time, overbalanced, and fell onto the pavement.  Had not taken into account that  stopping on a steep hill, gravity makes you stop almost immediately!  Luckily pride was not hurt, no-one saw it happen; and I was on my feet 'adjusting the brakes' before any cars came along.  After the stop at Wringtom my left wrist started to ache and it was quite tough getting back.  Think there may be a sprain in the wrist somewhere, a lot worse than the grazed leg and elbow.  Still. 29.5 miles achieved in the end, best for a long time.

Caffles with an Old Git

Saturday 11th August.  Couldn't do Friday a) had to go to Bridgend in Wales and b) the wrist was a bit sore to go out when I got back.  Saturday thought I  would try  a ride and by chance, met an Old Git (Pete) on the prom.  Rain was threatening so we decided to have a 'bimble' over to the Old GIts watering hole, Caffles at Hewish.  We had a drink and shared a bacon sandwich which went down well and returned to Weston in a slight drizzle, nothing too bad, the rain came later.  Caffles was enough for me to be honest. The wrist was sore despite wearing a support bandage.  Forgot to turn the Strava on, 3 miles into the ride, but took Pete's Garmin reading to be sure, 20 miles.  That made 62 for the week, not bad considering.

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