Thursday, April 24, 2003

Thursday. Went on the clubs very own chain gang yesterday evening. I left Leamington at 5.15 and was at Wood End at 5.50 ! The traffic was alarmingly light in view of the roadworks on the M42 which slowed me down so much in the morning. So I had a little ride around first. Then met and had a good talk with Psycho. He was a bit pissed off as Brian beat him by 2 seconds in a '10 ! & started, Alastair kept the pace too high for the warm-up lap, then for the first 2 laps roared thru too fast. I was fine with that but at the start of the penultimate lap we were down to 4; me, Alastair, Brian and Niel Wilkes. Well thats all. Nothing interesting. Hazel was ill over the weekend, no better yesterday so went to the doctor. It is gall-stones.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Wednesday now. And the last spot of holiday time is over. Which is a shame as that means I have to knuckle down and work. Friday was soo unusually warm. Then Saturday, what a contrast, so unseasonably cold ! Very damn cold ! Round about 5 or 8 C ! Down from 22 C the preceeding day ! I went out a spin in the afternoon, did 27 cold miles dressed for winter ! Then bought some wine, finished off the beer and drank the wine.
Sunday just dinner, then went a plod around Daffodil Park with David on our mountain bikes. Took the bottom bracket out and re-greased it which seemed to cure the awful clicking noise thaat has irritated me for the past 4 or 5 years ! Maybe in the summer I'll go on another deep wild country ride. There are camping barns to stay in up in the Dales.
Monday did a steady ride out round Watery Lane, up Weatheroak, out round Wood End. Then took Joanne & Jordsn, David, Jayne and her mother out to the Barn, a reasonable Beefeater chain restuarant. Food was OK for the price, �93 for 6 of us.