First Event Entered …

I’m going to have a much busier 2016 than 2015 in terms of actual organised events – this year has been one of those years when it just hasn’t worked out for lots of reasons.

However, this year has also been the year that I got bike fit again, cured the cycling  injuries and stayed free of them and also the year that I lost a stone in weight, so more of a preparation year ready to get stuck in again in 2016.

And I have now entered my first event, something I came across the other day and something that really is ideal for me.

Liverpool Roubaix

It’s effectively a big loop which is relatively flat but has the sections of cobbles and unpaved roads that I love to ride and so it seemed a pretty straightforward decision to enter, and enter I have. First event booked in for 2016.

I am now toying with trying to arrange something every month and link them all together for a charitable cause, not 100% sure on that just yet, but its worth some exploring I think.

The weather of late has been horrible .. I don’t mind the wind, I don’t mind the cold, but put those two together and add in torrential rain and that really does put the kaibosh on riding outside. This week has been the worst with the tail end of the storm/hurricane to contend with – no commutes at all and no rides in the evenings either … probably should set up the turbo, but that is always last resort for me.

Today looks like it will be another day for the 29er, its grey, dark and has impending rain on the horizon, so we will play it by ear … but it’s only November and so lets not get carried away eh !!!

Manchester November 2015

It’s been a great few weeks for me on the bike, really enjoying my time in the saddle .. riding the road bike when its dry and out on the 29er when its raining … different bikes, different rides.

I am also trying to commute at least twice a week, either fitting meetings in the morning or afternoon and calling home at lunch to get the bike and ride back to the office .. quite enjoying this aspect at the moment, but it’s all a bit weather dependent so let’s see what the weather has in store for us this week.

Anyway, yesterday and this morning I was in Manchester for a business function and with a little bit of a hangover, I took some images on my way back to the station and edited and filtered them, to give them a true northern feel.

I hope you like them:

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