Posted by: brendaintheboro | February 2, 2020

February here already

How can that be? January seemed to come and go in the blink of an eye. They say as you get older time goes by more swiftly but I hear youngsters saying they cannot believe it is February.

Well, we have had a great variety of weather with temperatures hovering around zero and then as much as 10C on other days. Winds may have been gale force and then the next day a mild breeze. You have to dress and be ready for anything.

As usual for me, it was out at about 6.30am before I get ready for work. Luckily, I work at home most mornings so its not far to go. These rides vary from as short as 7 -10 miles and when Friday  arrived I was looking forward  to getting out. Only 7 miles as it was chilly and rainy.

I don’t know about you but if it’s raining while I am out, then I don’t mind but I hate going out into the rain. Stupid I know , but there it is.

Saturday we at least dry and sunny but very windy. We made a pact that if either of us felt it was too much, we would go home early. However, as we set off into the headwind, along the river, we both felt it would be OK.  Destination? just to Cozy Coffee as it was going to be into the headwind all the time. Good job we have the e-bikes as I could not have managed without it.

We had left at 8.30am and arrived not long after 10.00am  but Rosie wasn’t there . She was taking a well earned holiday but had left some friends to deal with her customers. We were very good and didn’t have cake but had egg and beans instead.

We had another variation of a route home, mainly with a following wind. When we were riding through Bishopton I noticed snowdrops and what I think are celandine ( TP correct me please) . So on the way back , we stopped for a few photos. So good to know that Spring is really getting going.


Mind you, I remember many times camping in snow at Easter so won’t be surprised if we get some.

This weeks total mileage 63 miles  so YTD 331 miles – just looked up last years stats and it was only about 258 miles so I am well ahead.

sorry I cannot get photos to upload tonight. will try later


  1. I am sorry about the missing photos. You have done well to get any cycling in with the recent weather.

    • cannot get them to upload from my phone – have to remember to take my camera every time

  2. Brenda, you’re an inspiration. I too dislike setting off in the rain for a pleasure ride; better if it’s my short work commute.

    • thank you Annie. hope you are enjoying the winter

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