Saturday, 21 December 2013

Busy but riding

A lovely ride at Phillips Park with Sarah and Vikki today. Nice to be back on my mountain bike.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Two hours in the white peak

Been a while since I've been on my mountain bike with having a cold and then starting a new job so I headed out for a easy two hour bimble. I explored a new cheeky trail which was lovely although I had to scramble over some trees that had come down. I also did Baslow Edge, creeping past the horse riders in the riding school after coming down the footpath. Heading through Froggatt I saw I cool area where there had been sort of fire. After taking a photo a women coming out of adjacent house in her car asked if I wanted something, turns out it was her land. Oops.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Walking home

Lunch with mum today and she was on the train so after leaving her at Grindleford I walked home along a new path. Lovely skies and Froggatt woods were lovely to walk through.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Lots of carols

Lovely day today with Hannah and Norn. Carols in the Cavern then carols with the Christmas Tree lightening in the village. Finished off my dinner at Pizza Express. Lovely Sunday.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Another day caching

I'm starting a new job next week today might be the last time in a while that I get to go geocaching during the week with my dad. The plan this week was to meet him at hope and we would make our way to Bretton via the abney Moor. I decided to run over to meet him so I didn't have to collect my bike later.

With a big rucksack packed and tired legs I actually did more walking than running but it was a overly morning although the wind was a little biting on the tops. But still means eight miles in the legs.

Caching was fun although less caches found than normal as I forgot to bring spare batteries.  We were going to stop at the pub at Bretton but I was shut so we carried on home finishing in the dark.

I'm pretty tired now.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Hannah 's mum joins us on a Monday.

Apparently my pictures from my rides and cafe stop around here have been really tempting so we invited her down. Her and Hannah did a bit of gardening and then we went up to the longshaw estate for food and a walk. A drive around and then home for tea. A lovely day and good to rest my tired sore legs.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Another day in the hills

I met Anna, Carolyn and a couple of boys up on Curbar Gap and it was already a lovely day as I was pedaling up. We headed along Curbar edge but after that it was all new to me. It included Blacka Moor and some really tight singlet rack.

A perfect day but I was starving when I got home. Tired legs after lots of miles this week.

A long and lovely day

Yesterday stayed early as I was getting the 7:30am train from Grindleford. It was a straightforward journey to Horwich and I'm really enjoying the book I'm reading so it was nice to have time to read.

Arriving at Ros's the group was soon ready and we headed up Winter Hill. It was nice to be on the old stomping ground and it was a lovely day.

Back at ros's for lunch and then a pleasant couple of hours playing and cutting and sticking with the boys.

The journey home wasn't quite so straightforward piccadilly was packed and fortunately I got on the train as not everyone did. At Marple the train emptied a lot though and I had a seat. The last bit was riding home which made me smile. I love loving out here so dark and so quiet.