Bamboo MK2. Redesigned addressing bottom bracket & toe overlap. New wrapping technique. Quick build. R’s verdict? “It’s really good, I really love the red!”
Bamboo bikes. Why? Why not?! Building & design. Components & spec. Pitfalls, pluses & what I’d change. The verdict. What’s for the future?
Half term microadventure. Trains & bikes. The Lake District. Climb Scafell Pike. 3 Great British Peaks done. More on the horizon!
Climbing up Snowdon. Riding back from Snowdonia. Food woes lead to underground shows. Welsh hills interspersed with Osprey thrills. Gravel tracks and plenty of cake snacks. Watching a moonrise, spotting lots of butterflies. And finally up & over Gospel Pass.
Aiming high. Aiming higher. 150+11=100. Cotswolds climb. Rolling ramble. Rolling stock & steam trains. Cake! Teeny triangles. Severn Valley & Black Shed Cafe. Wobbles & blinking. City lights and home. Imperial Century!
LEJOG continued… along the Great Glen. Wild camping at 450m. Late night PIZZA! Highlands wilderness. The Crask Inn. North Coast 500. Audacious extra 25km. Dunnet Head. John o’Groats. What an adventure!
LEJOG continued… up Ben Nevis. More misty mountains. Terrible forecast. Grey morning. Clears quick. It is on. Up, up & up from the Glen. Sack of potatoes. On top of the UK at 1344m. Phone Mummy #braggingrights. Down, down, down. Peppermint tea with a straw in a GLASS!
LEJOG continued. Grandpa Pom joins us in misty mountains. Outstanding octagons. Fantastic hospitality. The border. Circles and crashes. 3 swims. Farewells. Squirrels & isle. Dazzling diamond. WASPS. Ancient stones, cairns and not one but 3 castles. And finally the most horrid day of all…
LEJOG continued. Proper Birthday. Mummy. 2 bridges, a first for 1. Steep hills and a castle. Struggles & decisions. Connect 4 progress. Grey. 100k. Warmshowers. Good byes. Chester Cathedral & Lego, lots of lovely Lego! Ferry…. across the Mersy. Wind farm & Gormley. Connect 4 – in for the kill! Another 100k. Lawnmowers. Grey, dark grey, darker grey and very wet. The Lakes & one hell of a hill. Windermere & Grandpa Pom.
LEJOG – The beginning! Getting up and catching a train. Quick trip to hospital. The finger post at Land’s End. BEACH. Friends. Hills. I Spy. Owls. Railway Trails. Steam Trains. Aunt & Uncle. Trampolining. Relaxing. Trampolining. And a bold ride home!