Wednesday, 28 March 2012


I have been a bit lacking in posts recently been busy with one thing and another and tomorrow I am off on a short cycling trip abroad.

I shall update you when I get back but at the moment I am busy preparing.

I cant find my phrase book for a language I just cannot understand but I'm sure I will muddle through.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Spring has sprung

Well folks the weather is improving day by day and today after what seems an eternity off my bike I got to cycle to work and resurrected two bits of kit I haven't used in a while.

My finger less gloves

Oh yes and my Shorts................... Even though I couldn't stop myself thinking I must get some milk on the way home !! can't imagine why ..........

My pasty legs in my shorts.

And cos it was such a nice day I took a quick video on my mobile phone to show you part of my route home .........  why would you want to drive ???
Sorry its a bit crappy cos its off my phone

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Still here

I'm still here folks, just having to use the car for work at the moment, will post soon .

I have a cycling trip abroad planned very soon, now where was my passport !!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Its illuminating or maybe not

I bought another E BAY special light last week ( I know I know I will never learn) but for 12 quid it's not bad, and it came with a rear flashing LED.

It takes AAA batteries so I shouldn't have a problem with chargers like I had with the last one or rechargeable batteries.

It is pretty dam bright and you can adjust the beam for penetrating light or spread it out to see more around you. It has a flashing mode too. These bright lights really come into there own on the trail at night and with being on 2 am finishes this week it was ideal testing time.

My £12 Ebay special
My older lights are OK but when I'm on the trail I can just pick up the outline of the track with them that and having a reasonable idea of which way the track goes stops me ending up in a hedge or fence or ditch, however using a brighter one lets me actually see where I am going. This is all well and good till you let your imagination run away with you .

Last year I spoke to a real life genuine Ghost Hunter !!! who went on to tell me that ghosts are all around us and are usually concentrated where they have died in not so pleasant circumstances, he was telling me this outside an old derelict hospital for people who suffered mental illnesses and he told me that years ago people were badly treated in these kinds of places so there is a large concentration of ghosts in areas such as these.He was doing a study of the premises to do an all night ghost watch and asked me if I wanted to join him and his friends !!  I DECLINED ...

Anyway that night I rode home along the trail and as usual my mind wandered and I half expected all sorts of ghouls and ghosts jumping out at me and I have to ride under a couple of bridges and half expected a body on a rope to drop down in front of me ( I think I am weird) and every so often I think of this whilst on the trail at night and last night my mind wandered back to this, where is this going you say ?

Well having my new sparkly light and also keeping in mind last week when some suicidal animal made me eat tarmac I am now constantly looking whats ahead, on my way home last night I saw 3 pairs of eyes staring at me and numerous things scurrying about that I don't normally see with my old lights........They were probably foxes or cats but they don't half give me the Heebie Jeebies .

Sometimes ignorance is bliss

Friday, 9 March 2012

It's changing

I cycled to work yesterday and for the first time this year I could of worn my fingerless gloves and shorts ! however I didn't

Spring is on its way and its getting to the point where you have to commute using two lots of clothes as the weather is warmer on one way than the other.

Bring it on !!!!!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

A Hero

RIP PC David Rathband

Sad news.....

Stats .................. oh dear

Well I haven't been posting my weight on here for a while now that's because it has been going the wrong way.

My weight had crept up to 217.1 lbs that's 15st 7 lbs in old money. Now that's still a stone down from when I started but virtually a stone up from my lowest.
I know I can contribute some of my weight loss at its lowest to stress but its not where I want to be I need to be lighter after all this blog is about my weight loss as well as cycling so I have decided to post some stats on a monthly basis and here are the stats for February

Weight on 290212                213.2 lbs
Miles cycled in 2012            478
Miles cycled in Feb 2012     304

So   since I started last year I have lost 17.8 lbs in total, my mileage is up as at the end of February 2011 I had only ridden 320 mls and only 67 in February

A good ride yesterday to work 25 miles return and I saw this which caught my eye a sight I wouldnt of seen if had not been on my bike

A flock of JCB.s click to enlarge