Posted by: brendaintheboro | August 16, 2014

Autumn’s on its way

I close my eyes remembering the warmth of yesterday, sang John Denver on a CD today and that’s just how it feels.
We’ve had a lovely summer but the weather in the past week has had a definite autumnal aire with high winds and cooler temperatures. Still can’t grumble, I’m fit and healthy and able to cycle reasonable distances.

Today, we decided to use our Dawes Super Galaxy tandem circa 1987, as it has a hitch for an even older trailer. Destination, Saltburn by the Sea to cut back NCN1 and we wanted to carry our tools up.

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So we were first there near the caravan park but all the others arrived in quick succession and we began cutting back briars, thistles and other vegetation that was encroaching on the path narrrowing it to about half its width. There were 12 of us and we managed to get about 4-500 MTS  in 2 hours.

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The weather was very variable with sunshine one moment and then clouds scudding over the sun on a very strong NW wind. By 12.00pm we had finished our task for the day. Here’s a photo of our motley crew.

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And here is the finished product.

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A big difference , I’m sure you’ll agree.
Some of us then went to a local cafe and enjoyed lunch before departing for home. As we battled into the increasingly strong headwind, I was glad to be stoker on the tandem. 30 miles.
Looking forward to the bank holiday  next weekend . Let’s hope the weather is kinder.

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