From across the pond
Hello chaps. Good morning from a beautifully warm (24C) sunny clear-blue sky in Sussex, England. No, the weather won't hold for very much longer, but it's expected to reach around 28C (82F!!) at the weekend. Ridiculous really, when you consider our latitude, but there you are. One again, the weather has been all to pot this year. If I mention the weather in a lot of posts, it's because I'm British… it's what we enjoy chatting about. There might be a 12-step programme out there for our addiction!
Now, as it's most likely the very-early-morning/middle-of-the-night where you are, a lively conversation passing between us might be a tad intermittent… but you never know!
Been cycling now for some 47 years. In my stable I have: 2 Roberts road bikes, an aliminium MTB that doubles as my commute-bike, a Higgins, which is currentl a fixed-gear, but in all honesty, because the seat and chain-stays are so delicately narrow, it makes the frame too whippy to keep it thus. And a Philbrook, which because of space issues in the hallway, and the strained forbearance of a lovely gorgeous wife (you never know, she might read this) it languishes in the attic. I've already noted the grammar police at work in underscoring my British spelling, but refuse to be cowed!
My commute to work is (okay, okay, so it's pathetic)… about half a mile, but I try to escape on a Sunday and do around 40-50 miles then. Still, I'm lucky, I can get on the bike everyday.
Have 2 boys. One is taking his 2nd degree studying for Physiotherapy (the fees being paid by the NHS [National Health Service] thank goodness!), and the youngest son is studying Architecture. Yes, I know, it is a long course. Seven years! He's just finished his fourth year, has to study again at uni for two more years, then a further work-based year to qualify to practice. You guessed it, we ain't rich.
Keep on riding (whatever the weather) wherever you are.
Love and kisses to you all.