Monday, 3 November 2014

#Coffeeneuring 2014: Ride 4

Destination: The Rising Sun (Public House), Front Street, Slip End, Bedfordshire LU1 4BP
Date:  Saturday, 1 November October 2014
Hot drink of choice:  Bog standard instant coffee. White. 2 Sweeteners. 
Total mileage:  6 km
Bicycle:  Bridget the Surly Cross Check

A very welcome break after six hours at the books.
On a wooden swing in the rays of a Setting Sun, if not a rising one. 
The coffee was instant but I wasn't the one who had to make it, so hey.
As Damo says, "it's all good". 

I had a brief mental tussle over which bike to take. The key factor was the lack of time I had for coffeeneuring today, so I needed minimum fuss: ordinary clothes, ordinary shoes. As I freewheeled out of the village on Bridget, I realised that, for every kind of ride I might do, there is a bike in my stable that does it better than Bridget, but there is no type of riding -- at all -- that Bridget can't do. 


  1. Had to reference the "My Bicycle Family" section of your site to find out which one was Bridget. It makes sense now. Instant coffee is still better than no coffee! (It's also a great topping for ice cream- try it!)

    1. I've never featured Bridget on the blog, an omission I really ought to rectify soon. I bought her as my first road bike but she was not what I wanted nor what I needed. She's heavy and doesn't fit me. But somehow... she's the one I reach for more often than any of the others and the one I ride every day.


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