I have always enjoyed cycling but haven't always been keen
to do it. Confused? How do you think I feel!! If it is a
nice sunny day I like nothing more than being outside
cycling along, smelling the country air with the sounds of
harvesting and that special smell of freshly cut corn.
But if it's windy I am likely to hate it as it takes ages to
get anywhere and it always seems to be a head wind! Those
long uphill drags seem to take a lifetime to climb and all
the effort required means I don't get very far. Cycling in
very strong winds during winter over exposed moors is NOT my
idea of fun! I don't mind the cold as once you're going you
get warmed up and it's more of a challenge to endure it.
Unfortunately cold is usually accompanied by strong winds in
the winter. Being rained on isn't so bad either as you soon
dry off if it's a warm day. Rain on a cold windy day is just
For the last 14 years or so I have been riding a Dawes
Galaxy which was a birthday present all those years ago; it
is midnight blue and was rebuilt with quality parts and
authentic Dawes stickers. I must have cycled over 3,000
miles on it during this time, as I was a member of the
Ryedale CTC for a while; I'd go out every Sunday with the
local group. Now it is a bit scratched and rusty in places
but I love it, it's such a cool bike.