Poots Life

Apr 21

Monday 21st April: Step into Spring

After Friday’s epic (for me) pedalling today we went for a walk through fantastically seasonal bluebell woods and we also saw beautiful baby ducks and newborn lambs that managed to be even cuter than the ones we saw on Friday.

And the weather *actually* turned out nice. Which was nice.

Apr 19

Friday 18th April: Ride By Numbers - Day 18 30 Days of Biking, 114 kms to the Fifth Continent.

Up early on a bank holiday for a ride around coastal Kent, described as the Fifth Continent.

We rode through a village 10 miles from the coast that was busy port town in medieval times, through the Romney Marshes waiting for Magwich to emerge a la Great Expectations and to the world’s end feeling of Dungeoness. The site of a nuclear reactor was surprisingly busy!

Final leg through Camber Sands (spiritual home of Bangface Weekender), Rye and the last 20 miles which included a 15% mile long climb, which I got up like some sort of Easter miracle.

A Good Friday!

Apr 11
Friday 11th April: Namaste Bitches!


Went to yoga for the first time in probably more than 6 months this evening and it was GLORIOUS!

I was really pleased how much came back to me and how much flexibility I’ve still got and some poses I could do better than before. Which was nice.

Things I had forgotten though: a) don’t look at your stomach when in an inversion pose b) give your nose a good blow before starting.

Friday 11th April: Namaste Bitches!


Went to yoga for the first time in probably more than 6 months this evening and it was GLORIOUS!

I was really pleased how much came back to me and how much flexibility I’ve still got and some poses I could do better than before. Which was nice.

Things I had forgotten though: a) don’t look at your stomach when in an inversion pose b) give your nose a good blow before starting.

Apr 10
Thursday 10th April, Day 10 30 Days of Biking: Flat Out


Discovered a flat tyre on my bike that must have been going down slowly over whilst in my bike locker all day.

First flat this year, and first flat in ages but I always feel a bit nervous changing a tube in the street in case I make a complete hash of it (which I never have I hasten to add!) but then conversely I also feel incredibly pleased with myself when I do manage it - I know it’s the simplest of maintenance tasks but still, go me!

Thursday 10th April, Day 10 30 Days of Biking: Flat Out


Discovered a flat tyre on my bike that must have been going down slowly over whilst in my bike locker all day.

First flat this year, and first flat in ages but I always feel a bit nervous changing a tube in the street in case I make a complete hash of it (which I never have I hasten to add!) but then conversely I also feel incredibly pleased with myself when I do manage it - I know it’s the simplest of maintenance tasks but still, go me!

Apr 10
fuckyeahknitting:

catdad:

If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.

When that really cool knitting project doesn’t work out and you repurpose it into a dishtowel. 

fuckyeahknitting:

catdad:

If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.

When that really cool knitting project doesn’t work out and you repurpose it into a dishtowel. 

Apr 08
Tuesday 8th April: One of our Morrissey Autobiographies is Missing.

I’ve lost my copy of the above, part way through reading it. Given I only read at home or at work (reading whilst cycling to work generally not a good idea) and it’s not at work it *must* be at home somewhere. I hope : (

Nobody tell me how it ends!

Tuesday 8th April: One of our Morrissey Autobiographies is Missing.

I’ve lost my copy of the above, part way through reading it. Given I only read at home or at work (reading whilst cycling to work generally not a good idea) and it’s not at work it *must* be at home somewhere. I hope : (

Nobody tell me how it ends!

Apr 07

April 7th: Addiction Cubed


So, continuing the 80’s throw back, I’ve got a Rubik’s cube to go with my Filofax (this is technically a speed cube but same principle yeah?)

I’ve fairly quickly cracked the top face and the 1st row but an getting stumped beyond that. Will persevere as I have a habit if giving up at things too easily when they get too hard (see also Running, Cycling Up Hills, Numbers) and lateral thinking not the strongest either. I will persevere! And overcome!

Apr 06

Sunday 6th April, day 6: 30 days of biking: The London Classic!

Full write up to follow but rain! Cobbles! Hills! Guiness! Winning a Brooks! Good times!

Apr 05

Saturday 5th April: Day 5 30 Days of Biking: Upgrade U


Today I learnt/got a refresher on how to remove a crankset and bottom bracket and put a shiny new Sugino crankset and Token bottom bracket (and gave my poor bike a long overdue, well deserved clean)

Not sure how my bigger gearing will sit with the South London Alps for the London Classic tomoz but y’know, fortune favours the brave an’all that hoopla!

Apr 04
Friday 4th April: Wishing My Life Away.


Not a great deal to report on day 4 on 30 Days of Biking other than a smog filled ride to work so instead looking forward - 3 months today I’ll be heading to Yorkshire to ride around God’s own country and watch first two stages of t’tour. Good times!

Friday 4th April: Wishing My Life Away.


Not a great deal to report on day 4 on 30 Days of Biking other than a smog filled ride to work so instead looking forward - 3 months today I’ll be heading to Yorkshire to ride around God’s own country and watch first two stages of t’tour. Good times!