You see the mist hanging around? It was foggy pretty much the whole day. There were just a couple of hours in the morning when the sun broke through. Unless I cycled out of it? I don't mind, you get different perspectives of the scenery and buildings.
|Fog at 6PM|
Outside, I happily observed the petrol station dynamics. Then a car broke down, 'can't get it into gear' the man said. Phone calls, discussions with other drivers, 'sorry mate's, hazards lights ...
Just then I realised I hadn't asked for a receipt. Darn! I'll have to go back into grump vibe city. True enough, she was in top form by then: 'That man has broken down on my forecourt and he hasn't even had the decency to come and tell me.' I managed to suppress my giggles.
Saw quite a few cyclists on the road, racers, mountain bikers, road cyclists. All very friendly and cheery. It was a wonderful day. I was very pleased with how this first 200 of the year went. I feel I'm 'back on the road'.
Photos are here: MyPhotos
- thanks to Pat for administering this perm event
- thanks for the tweets I received
- missed opportunity to bump into Nuncio2 on a Malmesbury Mash (which I think was the David Lewis ride?)
- next week is Paul Stewart's Ditchling Devil 200 perm
- I had made Paul Hollywood's Chelsea buns for this ride. I like making these, and they are perfect for a winter's ride, with dates, raisins, apricots and cranberries