Another cycle and some nice shots to highlight. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start writing about every cycle I take, just where there are nice shots or a route to talk about. This morning it was the all about the photos. I was taking a morning jaunt along the Water of Leith en route
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Another weekend, another cycle. The weather looked good and I was keen to attempt a pretty big Pentlands cycle, not only for fitness levels but to try and keep building my confidence on the bike again. There was another reason, I received my replacement Garmin 735XT and it needed to be calibrated. A 50k cycle
I headed out for a cycle this afternoon and decided to head up the Pentland Hills. This is often a bad choice if I’m just thinking of a shorter run, which I was today, as you go so far into the Pentlands and end up taking a nice scenic and long route. Also, the route
I’ve been cycling on the paths by the Water of Leith for as long as I can remember – and before you ask, no, I never use a bell. I say excuse me, thank you, good morning. I smile, I nod, I engage. I slow down for pedestrians and animals alike. I’m not one of
I changed my cycling commuting route from the roads onto a section of the canal about three kilometres long. I had thought that it would be a lot safer than the road and, perhaps, allow me to get some good pace up. While I’ve managed to get a pace going on some sections, I have realised that the canal isn’t as safe a cycle as I first thought, and worse than that a fair number of the cyclists turn out to be quite the menace.
Amazingly I found that some of these canal cyclists are oblivious to a number of things such as common courtesy, rules of the road (or path), right of way, animals, and last, but not least, people. Of course they have their bells, and that makes everything right.
I’ve been talking for some time about doing something for charity, a long bike ride, a virtual row around Britain, something to raise money for either the British Heart Foundation or some form of cancer care, however I’ve always talked about it and never really followed through.
My friend Dave Morrow kept talking about how I should try running, and slowly, over time, circumstances colluded. My bike, my second favourite form of exercise, is broken and while it is I’m piling on weight, a colleague, similar build to me, trained and ran a 10k, and then Dave sent me a training programme for a marathon.