However I have to organise a cycle ride for the 50+ Adventure Club in September that I knew had to be decided upon this month. After my own horrendous cycle ride of what should have been 30 miles I had to find something a little less taxing.
Bike secure on it's rack on the car, I set off on Wednesday with the temperature already soaring, but this had to be done. I arrived at the car park adjacent to Pitsford Reservoir and thought how inviting the water looked, but it is not for swimming in when you see all the wildlife round the edge!!!
I was also trying an experiment!!! I have cycle shorts and a gel saddle that I wore on the last ride and when I got off my bike my bottom was so sore that it lasted a few days. So this time I did not bother with the shorts to test the difference. It was lovely biking beside the reservoir with the occasional stop for photos -
|They were fishing in the little dinghy on the right|
|The way I had come -|
|The way I was going -|
|and here is the signal box|
|Three engines waiting in the station! Not sure whether they work|
I arrived back in the car park having pushed my bike up a few hills, cycled 11 miles, burned over 1,000 calories* and there waiting in the car park was a very welcome ice cream van just waiting for me!!
|I think it had my name written on it!!|
|If I had had a pen I would have drawn a sad face on this!|
Yesterday I had to be in Cambridge to pick the grandchildren up from school, but before I went I did a little vegetable gardening and whilst walking past the pond saw a young grass snake on the edge of it that then disappeared into the rockery at the side -
|This is not my photo but a 'stock' picture|
Tonight the 50+ Adventure Club have their annual BBQ and games evening so I am hoping that the rain, forecast for this evening, holds off.
* according to my Garmin Forerunner 10.