2 great rides
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Yesterday we got on the train to Cromer and then cycled back to Norwich. That wasn't quite the plan, the plan was to cycle from Cromer to Caister and then on to Acle and get on the train home. We had an iffy first 10 miles what with Kenn's handlebars moving (thanks Halfords, you are the most excellent bike builders on the planet - not! Numpties), then we had to sort the gears out cos Halfords can't bloomin index (note to self, when buying my Boardman, get it in the box and put the thing together myself as I can do a better job than bloody halfrauds). You would think that as they want to attract prestige bike manufacturers such as Boardman and Pinarello that they would learn how a bike goes together. Still, the forks were on the right way around, unlike cousin Sara's bike.
Then Kenn's dietician rang and despite telling the silly mare that it was not a good time to talk, twice, she wittered on and on and on and on for about 15 minutes. By this time my legs had cooled down again and I wandered off to buy jelly babies. I got back and diet-bint was still on the bloody phone and went on and on some more until the phone battery peeped. We were still for 30 minutes. That was the Acle plan out of the window as there was no way we would make the 6.15 train and we were not sitting around until gone 9pm for the next one.
Instead we rode to Happisburgh (half way to Caister), stopped to take a piccy of us near the Lighthouse, had a lolly and headed inland to Norwich, via Salhouse to do a bit of hillwork and then got on the train home. 40.22 miles in 3:08:51 so we were pleased.
Today we got the chance inbetween showers, hoovering, walking the dogs, cooking, finding our Mark's phone that he left in the car, delivering said phone and other chores, to get quick ride in.10.24 miles around the block and a bit extra in 45 mins or so. It was good fun and I tried out my new Endomondo tracking app on the phone. Its very good.
I have spent the evening drinking tea and playing Manic Street Preachers vids on Youtube. I have no idea why they were/are not the biggest rock band on the planet. I have finally got my iPod to talk to iTunes too. It has been refusing to do so for some time - 3 years - so I now have more than 2 albums on it. I have shoved a bit more worship music on, a bit more Manics, some Evenescence and some more decent rock to get me up those hills. I have also researched some support tape for that stupid achilles. I am bored resting it now, I have been resting it since July 2000 and 13 years of not running should have sorted the flaming thing out but it hasn't. I am resorting to tape and going jogging.
I need cake! I will feel much less narky after cake.