Growing old disgracefully

  • Cold out

    Last night.
    Very cold. Cold enough to, in the 3 hours i was out and about, freeze the water in my bottle to the point where i had to smack it against the top tube of the bike to get anything out.
    Surprisingly, I stayed quite nice and warm despite only wearing a ss cycling top, mid weight ls jersey and a windproof (erm, plus tights, socks, oversoes, gloves and such…i wasn’t naked from the waist down or anything like that). Well, I stayed warm until the rain that wasn’t forecast turned up and soaked me through, then i did get cold.

    I think it’s time to get rid of my old blackburnm x6 lights – the battery, which originally claimed to last 7hrs on full blast when using one head unit, dropped to reserve power after 2hrs 40mins (not for the first time), suggesting that it is very much “on the way out” – you have to spend a good few minutes convincing it that it wants to take a charge from the plug too, which is annoying. Luckily I’ve got several dinotte batteries and 2 dinotte head units knocking about ATM so I’ll just use them instead 🙂

    Can we have spring now please, bit bored of winter.


    10:56 am on February 11, 2009 | 3 Comments | # |


  • Simon 9:30 pm on February 13, 2009 | #

    I’m bored of winter and lack of daylight/warmth. Really ready for a dry, warm & sunny spring so I can get some decent rides in.

  • dgpowell 10:35 pm on February 15, 2009 | #

    yeah, you need to get some decent miles in so you and terrahawk can battle each other late into the night to become the most awesome soloist* 😉

    i think i’ll enjoy all the breaks you get riding in a team this year and get some good cheering done 🙂

    *until i have another go at it, of course 😀

  • Simon 8:23 pm on March 2, 2009 | #

    I won’t get anywhere close to him! He seems to ride rather a lot.