‘Light showers’, they said on weather forecast. Got soaked up Bury earlier. Stopped to put coat on (normally used in Antarctica) and coming through tarmac edging was a nice little Japanese Knotweed shoot.
Stopped under a tree along Daisyfield; still got soaked. It’s chucking it down on pic two but doesn’t really show.
The erm, other cyclist stayed in.
Cooler today but okay for an early bike-ride. And another, later, with Mrs c.
On the Fun Front the Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests ‘household’ tax increases of £2,000.00p per anum for families generally, ‘to keep nhs viable’. ifs is govern-mentally and eu funded. Nuff said eh?
Lords abolishment will be debated as online petition siggies up to 166,000.
Fine and sunny again but a really cold wind. I knew there were Dino’s around Radcliffe.
Gotta go a minute …
Mrs C’s bike arrived, assembled it.
Then along canal to Elton Res and back ..
… about 4 miles, not bad after not biking for years.
Bike from Argos – delivery – next day £4.00p. – okay general use.
Fine and sunny again for an easy, wind-free bike-ride. Unicyclist at an Ashton-U-Lyne bike-ride – if he can get there, train cancellation meant Metrolink from Manchester to Ashton. Pic one of tidied-up ex garden Gunnera forest, now crazy-paved with a bird-feeder. (Mrs C wouldn’t go near Gunnera forest as things might live in it) (One teeny-weeny Gunnera root secretly kept …)
Windless and sunny for this morning’s bike-ride. Elton Res., mirror-like. Hope a cyclist that fell off is okay. There were quite a few along the routes today. Pic three of blooming Hawthorns by Radcliffe Canal. Good riding along there lately.
Finally, ‘fridge doors fitted.
Sunny but cool for biking down what should be called Dandelion Walk to the canal. Three cygnets I think. White Hawthorns line the tow path. And sheep fields.
Further along Hogweed begins to line Hinds Lane’s tow path. Final pic is of canal’s end.
Colder today but okay for bikes. While out a fellow cyclist led me along new local bike-routes around Elton Reservoir’s ‘Spacial Developments’. Pic one is of Daisyfield Greenway which is being tidied up a bit. Pic two is of the tiny brick bridge around Spen Moor that is, normally, mud bound. (Land below it is Hogweed bound!) It’s tarmac’d now and far better for general biking between (say) Starling and Radcliffe (or Bolton) – with a short section still to complete.
Pic three is an Elton Res. view from this new bike route. Again though, these routes need to be linked to Daisyfield for a non-car route (say) Bolton to Bury.