Saturday 20 January 2024

Planning for upcoming adventures

I don't know about you, but after Christmas and once January is well under way, thoughts usually turn to what adventure can I go on. The night rides to the coast schedule looks set to be out sooner rather than later and this year may feature no rides in March and October. This is a shame but it does provide an opportunity. Firing off a text to Dr John I asked him to pencil in a date for the future. 

2023 was not a particularly good year for night rides to the coast. I combination of strike action meaning no trains back, clashes with other dates and availability meant that many plans were cancelled. There was another reason that prevented me on going on a few of these rides, but that is for another time perhaps. 

Dr John powering along

I have missed the night rides.  For many of you out there, the appeal is unfathomable and you cannot comprehend cycling through the night, into dawn and then get the train back for a bed and a few hours sleep. I suppose therein lies the appeal. The photo above and below (different locations) were taken not soon after dawn. The colours, sights, sounds of nature and otherwise silence is all rather addictive. 

As I type this looking out of my NW London window, I can see a light frost making me feel cold. Hopefully, in a few weeks the adventures will begin. 

Until next time, stay safe out there people!

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