Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

May 2, 2006

summer sun

Filed under: bikes — dgpowell @ 11:36 am

summer colours Yes! It felt like summer over the weekend; bright sunshine, warmth, (suprisingly) dry trails all made an appearance and immediately cheered me up.

In keeping with laid back summer riding both saturday’s cruise along the cyclepaths and canalsides near Lancaster (with Angela et al.) and Sunday’s spin round the latest issue of MBR’s Killer Loop, in the North York Moors included pub stops. Both with the added bonus of being able to sit outside the pubs and soak up the pre-summer.

In keeping with british summer tradition, someone had to get sunburnt over the weekend and this time round it fell to Angela to end up looking remarkably like a lobster – well done, you positively glow right now!

There’s some pics from Sunday’s ride up here for you, including what is possibly the most “caption competition” friendly picture of a cow ever…my current best effort is “i knew i should have brought my wellies”…
Speaking of the ride, it quickly leapt into the “classic” genre; putting it up there with the Burnley – Hebden Bridge loop, 3 Towers circuit and Howgills rides, which is no mean feat. Of course, the weather and dusty dry trails helped, but it was overflowing with scenery, cracking climbs and ace technical descents too.

It’s rides like these that remind me just how much bikes rock


  1. Sounds ace. Someone has stolen the nice summer weather now though 🙁

    Comment by Simon — May 2, 2006 @ 11:54 am

  2. Aye, ’twas a fleeting glimpse of summer, however it did glimpse fleetingly during the weekend rather than during the week when i’m stuck in the office

    which made a nice change

    /cue 4 weekends of constant rain to make up for it

    Comment by dgpowell — May 2, 2006 @ 1:27 pm

  3. /cue 4 weekends of constant rain to make up for it

    that will drop in nicely with CLIC :p

    Comment by matt — May 2, 2006 @ 2:14 pm

  4. err, i meant constant rain up here in the north

    CLIC’s right down south, where it never rains

    Comment by dgpowell — May 3, 2006 @ 8:44 am

  5. You hope!

    Comment by matt — May 4, 2006 @ 10:18 am

  6. Sunny today, 7 days til you’ll be ridnig for 24 hours, plenty of time for that to change though.

    Comment by matt — May 6, 2006 @ 1:56 pm

  7. if it’s not dry i might just cry

    Comment by dgpowell — May 8, 2006 @ 10:33 am

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