When I worked in the food industry (so many years ago) product sampling was a perk of the job. Being invited to sample the cakes and chocolates was often a warm cosy affair, and very bad for weight control. When … Continue reading →
Despite the cold spell I was delighted to see that the snow was no longer forecast to come to our area this morning. That meant I could get out on my road bike with the club. Time of depart for … Continue reading →
My first snowride of the season. For my nephew Oli it’s the first time he has ever seen falling snow – and his first snowride. Growing up in Singapore and Sydney doesn’t offer much snowy fun so this was a … Continue reading →
Last Sunday I was waiting for winter on the mountain bike. This Sunday I was out early for the sunrise over snow. It was like a layer cake, snow below, a ground hugging layer of fine mist between and the … Continue reading →
This was the cycling excursion that was never going to happen. It was the result of a three day process that went from “no way”, through “maybe” and “what the heck” and ended up as “that was good”. A chilly … Continue reading →
At this stage of last year’s winter we still had two months to go before the snow stopped. As newcomers to Belgium it was quite a shock to the system. And as a cyclist it meant lots of frustration.
But this weekend we were out in the sunshine, almost without hats and gloves. I had the great pleasure of showing a friend round the area and we ended up soaking up some sum and a small beer at one of my favourite cafes at Chateau Solvay.
Along, so it seems, with many others who got the message that the outdoor season has started. The wildlife certainly thinks so, the birdsong seems to have lifted several decibels in the mornings.
Oh gosh I hope this lasts, my system craves warm riding, not worrying about hitting ice, light mornings, no gloves………………….