After the Kippielaw extravaganza ride I was annoyed that I’d messed up sportscamming (?) it. So A couple of days later I went out to film a few local short step ascents. I’ve also discovered that you can map any footage to the Garmin GPS so I thought I’d combine the two to really mess with folks minds. And as for the music!!!
So a wee Christmassy fillum to waste a bit of time on.
Before that a wee greeting for all my virtual followers, I’ve had so much fun seeing your posts and reading and responding to your comments.
Well made it. Since I started cycling in earnest, when I retired, my annual mileage has gradually increased. This year, early on, I decided I’d try for 6,000 miles. The other day I made it. The average temperature for the ride was down to -2º. There was ice on and beside the road with the field covered in hoar but we did over 50 miles though we had to stop early on for coffee, scones & a warmup. It was a weird day of temperature inversions. The higher we climbed out of the valleys the warmer it became, followed by descent into the chill zone again.
I also found I had ascended over 110,000 metres during the year, over 12 1/2 Everests – makes me tired just to think about it!!
Not long after I passed my goal we stopped so I could frolic with the angels.
The Leaders come up Redstone Rigg, Tour of Britain 2015
The Tour of Britain came through our patch this month, so loads of us wound our way up to meet on the hill. It was baltic (i.e. cold), waiting on the windy hillside, but good fun anyway. As the race appeared in the distance I tried to unfreeze my wooden fingers, without success.
As usual the race was through in a minute or less. I’ve finally managed to sort out the video.