Saturday, 29 September 2012

Where am I

Well at this moment in time I am in bed............ and very comfy it is too....

I have not done much cycling lately due to having to use the car for work as I had to work at a different location for a short while and carry some kit for work which made cycling a no... frustrating.

However I have mainly not been cycling due to having a chest infection, it started just over 3 weeks ago with a sore throat and a bit of a cough and gradually got worse, but me being a bloke and all I thought it would just go away as most coughs and colds do ( It wasn't as bad as man flu obviously )
However it didn't go and got gradually worse, I have been coughing constantly and my chest feels like I have been punched by Frank Bruno in his heyday, the punch that wobbled Mike Tyson do you remember it ??

Anyway this resulted in me giving in and having to visit the Doctor on Thursday. After explaining what was wrong and a few coughs and splutters just to emphasise my predicament he gave me some Antibiotics......Bloody hell they are big I didn't know wether I should insert them or swallow them until I read the instructions ( thankfully it is the latter ). I am on day 2 of taking them now and there seems to be no change , I set off for work this morning in the car I aint up to cycling but got onto the M62 and decided there was no way I could do 10 hours today with a herd of wilderbeast running round my head and my chest feeling as though I am about to bring it up with each cough. So a quick phone call to work to tell them they wont be seeing me for a couple of days and I headed back to Warrington and bed.

Now I am going to try and go back to sleep as I have been up since 3 am this morning annoying the neighbours in the flat below with my coughing.

One day soon I am hoping to get back on my bike

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

A Sad day

R.I.P two fine officers of The G.M.P

A terrible day's news that puts others problems into perspective.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

IT trouble

I am having more IT trouble so posting from my phone !!! which is awkward. this week i have been using my whyte and after the last 600 miles being on my road bike,it has been like riding an armchair. But i like both bikes

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Being Single,cleaning & some photo's

No not my flat , I do that once every 6 months if it needs it or not !

Cleaning my bike I mean that is what I have done today being off work

Below is also a picture of what you can do if your single without anyone complaining to you

Yes you can leave your bike in your living room whilst you go to the LBS to get your spoke fixed. Looking back although I have done almost 70 miles since Doris knocked me off last week it is probably that that weakened my spoke so now it's fixed hopefully I wont have to do another for some time ( watch this space )

And here is the GT all nicely cleaned and lubed and spoke repaired ready to go again

I got some stickers to stop the cable's from rubbing the frame whilst at the LBS. I try to keep my bikes looking good for as long as I can , but I don't think I will get another white bike.

Stops the cables rubbing the frame.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

I am a tool

No cycling today rain stopped play but whilst messing with my new phone I appear to of deleted all the pictures from my blog, me an technology just don't go hand in hand !!!!!!!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Today I beat Wiggins and Cavendish

Yes today folks I beat Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish in fact I beat the whole peleton of the Tour of Britain . How did I do this amazing feat , well it was easy , my commute to work this morning  took in part of stage two of the tour so around 0630 hrs as I cycled along the same road as the tour would come along about 7 hours later in Lymm, I was technically 7 hours in front, but I didn't see any crowds gathered for me ?? this upsurge in British cycling is all a bit of a myth I think.

I sat down on my settee to watch the first stage last night on ITV 4 which was on at 8 pm after the Vuelta ( its great this having cycling on TV) I was really looking forward to it but unfortunately I woke up with a stiff neck at 9.05 pm having missed it all, that's early's for ya.

Anyway 27 miles today following on from 123 miles cycled last week, ..... feeling good about my cycling.
However the GT suffered another broken spoke today that's 2 spokes in it's 600 mile life. I may have to speak with the LBS about this

And one other thing ( It's a bit jumbled this post cos I'm knackered) I am now back able to publish pictures after my slight technical hitch, so here is a picture of my GT just cos it looks good hung up at work ......Pre broken spoke .....

Anyway I'm off to bed now earlies again tomorrow but will have to use my Whyte . As I type the rain is lashing down so I may have to use the car but I hope the rain stops.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Found it I think ? my direction that is


Forgive me father for I have sinned my last blog was 3 weeks ago ( there that's over with)

Firstly my gas powered computer that I have had since Adam was a lad finely decided to go to the great computer scrap heap in the sky , It is now Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies!
'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig!
'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!
Don't you love Monty Python ?
Anyway suffice to say my computer has been goosed, Fortunately my parents not long since bought themselves a shiny laptop so I have had their old hardrive on which I know type away ( it comes to something when your 70+ yrs parents are more up to date with technology than you are)

So I am back blogging however I cannot seem to be able to connect my phone to this computer which is what I take my photos on so for the moment there shall be no piccys till I can sort it.

So what have I been doing WELL................................................

This is where it gets a bit deep for me anyway you have the option of not reading BUT,

It is safe to say in my mind at least that the last 12 months have been a pretty shit 12 months for me , Life has changed drastically for me as I split with my wife and moved out to a flat/apartment/condo call it what you will there have been some pretty shit days and some OK days gradually the shit days have been getting less and less but not going away,

I had a pretty shit day about 2 weeks ago I wont go into why but it was to do with my ex and all the shit that that entails, this resulted in me having a bit of a wobble at work , A very good workmate took me to one side and I had a good chat with her, she didn't tell me anything that I already didn't know or had been told before but for some reason something clicked in my mind, There comes a time when you decide enough is enough and it's time to move on, For the next few days after this I did some serious thinking  ( tough for me )

I now know it is time for me to move on, don't ask me why cos I know I probably wouldn't be able to tell you why but I just know !!
I have decided that I am not putting up with the crap I have been putting up with anymore and certain people have been told so , they don't like it but I don't give a toss.

My life is my life and other people who have no business sticking their noses in it can expect to be told by me to SOD OFF . and that's me being polite

I have lots of true friends and I know who they are.
Anyway that's that rant over with.

CYCLING .........
Ah yes cycling I honestly think that cycling has kept me sane over the last 12 months and lately I have been doing plenty of it , when my computer gave up the ghost I lost all my mileage data, worse things happen and I have had to start again but over the last 13 days I have done 220 miles which for me is good and I am off this afternoon to Delamere forest with my mate Tony and a workmate of his Steve. so cycling is good.

FOOD & BOOZE.......
Ahem well .......... not too bad actually better than it was but but could still be better (sounds like my old school reports) my weight is just constant around 217lbs 15 1/2 stone I have decided to just try and eat more healthily smaller portions cut out crap when I can, drink less and see how I go over the next couple of weeks

HEALTH ............
I have had all my scans but not had any results the NHS seem to take forever in updating you but I think if there was anything serious they would let me know as soon as possible so to that end I am not worrying about it anymore although I am still getting chest pains ????????
On the other hand my cholesterol has gone up !!!!! even though I have done things to try and reduce it but the nurse seems to think it is more me than my diet that is making it high and I am one of those people with naturally high cholesterol we shall see I have it checked again in December

AND FINALLY ..................................... I GOT DORRIS'D .

Good and proper if you don't know who Doris is look HERE

What happened ? ........ well on Wednesday I was working a 1pm till midnight shift and at 12 noon I was cycling to work on my new bike (GT) I stopped at a roundabout in Timperley and waited for a short while as traffic was on the roundabout it is a busy junction so I was there for a while , then guess who arrived behind me ? yes you guessed it DORIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   ARGHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Straight into the back of me I had one foot still clipped into my pedals and one foot on the floor not only did she run into me she kept going pushing me into the roundabout hopping around like a one legged kangaroo frantically trying to kick my bike off with my other foot.
I finally managed to part company with my bike and amazingly managed to stay on my feet.
Fortunately for me it was a slow speed shunt god knows what would of happened had she been going any faster.
She did manage though to push my saddle right into my arse which my saddle bent and left a lovely great big bruise on my right buttox ( I bet you are now really glad I cant get my pictures on this computer yet)
After a few choice words Doris came out with the excuse that she didn't see me fucking hell Stevie Wonder would of seen me !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway Doris turned out to be one of the most obnoxious people I have ever met telling me that there wasn't much damage to my bike and could I hurry up taking her details from her as she had an appointment to keep.

Keeping up with my new me and not taking shit I told her in no uncertain terms that she was one of the rudest most obnoxious people I had ever had the misfortune to meet and I hoped that I never met her again......... I hope you don't ever meet this Doris

I thought she had buckled my rear wheel so I let off my brakes and rode the remaining 3 miles to work but on closer examination it was just my brake caliper that had moved , miraculously there was no damage to my bike other than a scuffed pedal and ripped bar tape

DORIS WHAT CAN I SAY .............................. THEY SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING ..........................

Be safe see ya soon