Instead I had a week with the lad, walking photographing and drinking beer,
back track to last week, after getting the 69er I rode it all week, just down the river before and after work, its still a grand bike.
Bank Holiday weekend came and I rode on the Sunday and the Monday, Sunday was again down the river and back trying to unwind from the stress of the event that made the alps not happen and get over the dissapointment of not going.
Monday was an early start to Delamere, exploring the new sections of singletrack, getting lost and finding stuff I never rode there before, I also formulated a plan to spend the week with Jack on Anglesey.
Tuesday drove to Gigrin Farm to photograph Red Kites, must have been at least 50 of them, shot loads
Wednesday, Conway RSPB site, up the Great Orme, over to south stack, walking photographing.
Thursday, photographing Arctic Terns at Cemlyn, staring at the sea.
Friday, Conway RSPB site, Sideways cycles to pick up the new IF, home.
Saturday (today) ace ride out in the peak district with Crazy Legs, 360 and Lovely lip man, it was ace, 23 miles, 4000 feet climbing, 4 hours ride time, lots of chat, laughs, leisurely lunch at the new Edale cafe (which is ace)