No work til Tuesday

Deb is out of hospital but still out of action for a while, so I’ve taken some time off work to help her get sorted at home a bit.

Before that though, there’s always time for a quick spin out on the bike. I’m going to take the road bike out for a couple of hours but I’m definitely taking a Brompton with me to hers in case I don’t get back for a day or five.

Probably Bertie (the red one), current favourite – S6L – although practicality dictates it should be Bessie (the black one – M3R) as she has the rack, the higher bars that a T bag fits for going shopping and flat/clipless combined pedals. A nice decision to be faced with..

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2017 is my ‘rediscover cycling’ year

I have two Bromptons, I enjoy riding them round London. 2 years into it and I think I know now the Brompton I should have bought the first time.

I now also have two road bikes with another on the way soon to possibly replace the pair. You know how it is though, start with a cheapy, buy a slightly better one and then it starts.. n+1.. but..

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Good start

The racing season is nearly upon us. The world superbikes have gone to Australia.

Let the little flutters begin. £20 on Jonathan Rea turned into £50 in the first race, which should have been 30 and 75 but I hit the wrong key and didn’t change it. I’m not so confident about race 2, we shall see.

As long as the weekend works out on a plus so that the rest of the season is played using winnings only, it’s all good fun.

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Shame really. It looked fantastic but the phone can’t capture it like a camera can. Looking out of the hotel restaurant window, which also looks over the Clyde. 

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At last. 

This is Bertie the Brompton. Bessie is out on loan at the moment. 

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You can’t always get what you want

In this case, a read more tag. Seems to be missing from the android WordPress editor. Well isn’t that funny,  you can insert it in the full editor online

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What a week. 

I’ve booked 43 hours in 4 days, still have today to go and a 12 hour shift Saturday night into Sunday. Not sure when I last booked a 35 hour working week. 

Thankful for the chance to earn enough extra in a week to buy a new Arai so no complaints eh! Leathers next week, soon be ready for the season on the Bears and a bit of F1. 

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