Monday, 10 May 2010

C2C in Pictures

Have I mentioned cycling the Coast to Coast a couple of weeks ago? Surely I must have?

Anyway, here's some more pictures for you.

This is us in Tynemouth at the end looking fresh as daisies - son-in-law Julian, son James, me and son-in-law big Al. I tried to persuade big al not to wear that ridiculous hat but he insisted.

This is me in Whitehaven at the start having my head examined. You need your head examined if you are going to do this ride.

I'm not sure what all this meant. I think it was a T-Junction where 1 in 7 cycles were riderless.

As we got underway I took the lead as the "elder statesman" of the pelleton and very quickly established the admiration and respect of the team.

So that's where lapsed Norfolk blogger Jonny B went off to with John Blencow the much respected Speaker? We stayed at Greystoke, home of Tarzan.

Big Al pops into a local cycle shop to see if they could assist with the wheel which had fallen off my bicycle. Apparently they stopped stocking the spares for penny farthings following decimalization in 1971.


On Day two when the thought of a chip-based pub lunch has been all that has kept you going over the Hartside Pass and two following hills, this is not the sight you wish to see.


Julian stops to assist in an art installation at the top of one of the hills. That was his story anyway.

11 comments:

ziGGi said...

that is a very big wheel!

I think you all did very well - are you much thinner now Rog?

Richard said...

Shouldn't you have been in an old bath going down that steep hill?

Sarah said...

I think Big Al is only 'big' cos he's standing on a pile of bricks....
Well done 'ol chap, pretty impressive. Can't you take dave with you next time....he needs an outing

Z said...

Dave needs outing? I didn't think anyone was still fussed about the closet nowadays.

Roger said...

Ziggi: I'm positively sylph-like as you can see in the first picture thank you very much! The Wheel was at the mining museum.

Richard: I would have but my negotiations with Cleggie broke down.

Sarah: Al was standing with a bunch or real bricks. I think that's what he said anyway. Dave knows about bricks.

Roger said...

Z: I don't think Dave fits the expression "Gay" in either sense of the word. Unless he's doing his special dancing of course....

Christopher said...

Actually your legs look enviably slim before you started. They must be like pipe-cleaners now.

Z said...

Dave dances? I've evidently only seen a few of his facets up until now.

I agree with Chris, you've got lovely legs. I almost went phwoargh, then I was distracted by the picture beneath - are those signs on the huh, meaning the chap who put them there had had a few, or were you, meaning that the road had a funny camber?

Is camber a word, it looks funny?

Dave said...

My first thought, on seeing the first picture, was that the big hat would put up a lot of wind resistance, but I see you spotted the same thing.

In view of the comments at my place today suggesting I need a good woman, I did wonder about coming out just to shut folk up. Sadly I don't feel very gay these days.

Vicus Scurra said...

Excellent. You should do this more often.

Jon Storey said...

I can assure you that the guy that owns the The George and Dragon is the most hated man in Garagill, for more reasons that this.

It's a long and libelous story....