Standard pedal in, I overtook a new cyclist (well new to me) by the Bristol Road MacDonalds, a young bloke on a MTB lit up like the Walsall Illuminations. He had LEDs stuck everywhere, a tad of an overkill if you ask me, but it obviously makes him feel safer. When I was catching him up I first thought he had a helmet cam on as I could see something Duck Taped to the top of his lid, but no, it was another light! I said good morning to him as I went by and he answered with the obligatory “All right mate” I never saw him again so I guess he must have turned off pretty soon afterwards.
I had a fear of more snow this morning but we never had any more overnight. There was the odd snow flurry from my house up until Northfield but afterwards I never saw any more, not even on the ground. It must be our micro climate again. But by all that’s holy it was f*****g cold! I couldn’t find my new Lizard Skin waterproof socks so I put my old ones on, bad move I should have ripped the house apart for my new ones, my feet are like blocks of bloody ice, they’re actually painful. Not good.
Loads of comments yesterday about tyre size for my new bike, it seems it’s a subject that has strong opinions from people. I like that. A good argument (friendly of course) always seems to get to the crux of the matter and throws up some good ideas. It’s amazing what 2mm of rubber can do! Anyway, as a long time absentee from road bikes I’m always happy to be guided by those that know as a starting point. Then no doubt I’ll have my own ideas as to what works and what doesn’t. Keep the suggestions coming folks!