Monday, January 08, 2007

Salisbury Plain Challenge

Yesterday I rode the Salisbury Plain Challenge and took pictures for a feature in Cycling Weekly. It was grim. Possibly the most unpleasant ride I've ever done.
Most of the ride was on waterlogged fields (the rain was biblical all day on Saturday and early Sunday morning) which meant the climbs were long pushes, the flats were frustrating granny gear grinds against the wind, and the descents were super slippery straight liners down the grassy plains. Plus I crashed covering myself and most of my gear in chalky crap. It was horrible, bring on the road racing season.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Last day of Christmas

Tomorrow I've got to go back to work — I've been off for about three weeks so it's about time really — so to make the most of it, in spite of the rain, me and Marky went down to Peaslake for the last mid-week ride either of us will get to do for a while. The weather was crap and this picture, taken with my point and shoot is crap too, but who cares, we had a good ride and no-one reads this stuff anyway. Picture from the last trail of the day, the infamous Barry Knows Best.