Snow stopped us in our tracks!

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This is summerThe road is up there some where894873_575971285755567_150907946_o60678_575971142422248_741423184_nSnow stoped us in our tracks!

I aint got any snow tyres!

What should of been a nice steady  ride round Snelston turned into a snow nightmare on Marlpit Lane Prestwood road blocked for over 100 yards Tom had to carry our bikes I can hardly walk yet never mind carry a bike Well done Tom cheers mate. When we thought that’s it we hit another rd blocked we had to turn back and take the back rd round the back of Alton Towers thank god that was OK. Boy was I ready for m cup of tea Beans and scrambled egg on toast at Denstone  after a hard hilly snowy roads  25 miles riding.

Our last 10 miles home quite uneventful but I was ready for a nice hot long bath anyway it was a good 35 mile training ride for the Lands End – John O’Groats ride in just over 5 weeks I will have a good stretch at Pilates tonight followed by a pint I think

Breakfast Bun

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Breakfast Bun

A bun with breakfast on and its good

Up nice and early Fri morning  felt good no pain, soreness or reaction from Thursdays  40 mile ride with nick. 10 am going meet up with some of the gang from CCC at Master Potter for another 40 mile ride. I was the 1st at the Potter shortly after Amanda arrived followed  by Tom, Nick, Elaine and Joanne 5 min’s  later Phil and Mick  met us on route.Tom led the ride to a new cafe in Foston called the Nose Bag It would be a good try out for me because its quite a hilly ride also my first back to back 40 mile ride’s. With only six week left before the 3 Amigos Lands End – John O;Groat’s this will be a good tryout on my injured Leg I got left on the hills main problem is that I still can’t stand up and pedal so I have to sit in the saddle and grind up the hill , but I made it up all the hills no problem just a bit slow was good to hit 14% on some hills with no problem.

The new cafe Nose Bag really good pot of tea and food good  nice and warm and light good looking and friendly girls behind the counter and its starting to get popular with cyclist. Got  talking two a couple  80 years old who arrived on a tandem and who still compete in tandem races get couple. After about an hour we set of home by another route not quite as hilly but with one good 14% hill was just starting to get cold by the time we got home but really enjoyed the ride cheers Tom  for leading it and the rest of the gang for waiting for me (peg leg). Will have a rest Saturday but will be out again on Sunday Steven.

Nice Pot and CupTom tucking inMe with Elaine,Nick,Joanne and AmandaElaine, Nick, Joanne and Amanda