Chaplog tries hard In which an ageing climber comes to terms with life closer to the ground.


Arctic Monkeys

Filed under: cycling,General — Mike Chapman @ 10:06 pm

Arctic weather and Arctic monkeys are the band of the moment. I just cannot believe the weekend weather this winter. It appears to be sunny every weekend. With that said let us see what next week brings.

Hazel Catkins – the first signs of spring?


No glasses

Filed under: cycling,General — Mike Chapman @ 9:22 pm

Judy and I set off for a ride on a perfectly clear day. She tried every tactic possible to avoid a route with hills. This is very difficult in the Peak District when it has rained so much the old railway track routes have a consistency of porridge. We went around the Strines area known for its hills and excellent cafe.

Sugworth Hall a wee house and grounds in Yorkshire


Getting Out More

Filed under: cycling,General — Mike Chapman @ 1:42 pm

In an effort to get out more I set off for Wales at 7:00 am on Tuesday. The plan was to ride some of the prepared single track mountain bike trails that have been created in North Wales.

The Karrimor trail Coed y Brenin


Turner The Sea

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 10:11 pm

Albert Dock with the Liver insurance building

I have not been cheerful recently (think depressed) and we needed a day out. Lynne and I visited Albert Dock, Liverpool, today it has a Tate gallery and as I reminded Lynne on more than one occasion it ought to be good as we pay for it in various ways. John Lewis is a sponsor and more of our money has been going that way recently. (more…)

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