Last Monday morning, I decided I would have an early morning ride come hell or high water . Well that is if it didn’t rain. Well although the ground was wet, there was no liquid moonlight coming down when I left home at 6.00am. It was a solo ride as DH was getting another sore throat and didn’t want to make himself worse and DS didn’t want to get out of bed.
I decided to ride along the river but keep off roads as much as possible . I was so surprised to hear the dawn chorus as the sky was still black dark as far as I was concerned. I was away just over an hour and cycled 11 miles using the Koga.
There is a hole in the path on the north side of the river. It’s been there for about 6 months and someone has kindly covered it with an old pallet but that is beginning to break down. I don’t know if it has been reported but I think I will have to contact Stockton Council to get it sorted. I think if may be a manhole cover that has been damaged by lorries running across it while turning in to a supermarket distribution warehouse.
On the way back we called at the As** supermarket as the mixed beans in tomato sauce are 44p which is 30p cheaper than Morr****s. We bought 10 tins which we brought back in DH’s rear pannier .
I was riding Speedy- the Dahon . I’ve been having a bit of trouble when in the 5th sprocket. Dave of Cyclesense , who sold me the Koga, suggested lubing the gear cable. Well I’m pleased to report that seems to have done the trick. All the gears are changing smoothly with no slippage.
The weather was very mixed today – fretty rain and sunshine . We didn’t want to get a soaking so headed home. So today was only 13miles but at least it’s some riding .