Monthly Archives: May 2018

Sunday, 20th May 2018.

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 …)

Saturday, 19th May 2018.

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.

Wednesday, 16th May 2018.

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.

Sunday, 13th May 2018.

Sunny and not too cold so a longer bike-ride taking-in some riverside Giant Hogweed plants near a local public park.
They’re already three to four feet high and encroaching park areas proper. (Pic two)
Take care if walking – or even sitting – around there.
On the msm Fun Front: Pix of a Top Secret underground us base with ‘Cheyenne Mountain’ written over a doorway.
Eurovision is indeed a (public-funded) Karaoke show.
News with Noughts: Topping Rich List Greater Manchester council-estate shy-guy now worth £21,000,000,000.00p. (He’s called Ratcliffe – I mean, how close can you get!)
Iffy oysters poison 12,000 Brits a year.
And academic boffins are baffled by 20,000 more UK deaths, in first four months of 2018, than in past five years. Mmm, try: more people = more deaths for a start.