Category Archives: Vitally Important

Tuesday, 19th June 2018.

Warm early-on for a six-miler plus around local bike-routes.
On the Fun Front other public ‘services’ will be whingeing after the nhs bail. ‘Boffins’ say common-cold cure in ten years. I first heard that in 1960’s!
Mr Bezos (Amazon) is (apparently) richest man with over $140,000,000,000.00c.

Monday, 18th June 2018.

A better pic of me new bike.
Health Check this morning and our nurse is brill. She said, ‘Watch your weight, get a scales from Asda.’
I lost half a stone carrying ’em home!
Mrs C said, “You need to lose weight.” I put thinner strings on me guitar.
Had lettuce and carrots for me lunch. Hearing’s improving… doc.

Sunday, 17th June 2018.

A bit rainy but okay for a short bike-ride to, ahem, test the new velocipede. It’s okay. Loads of quick-shift gears and brakes that work.
Front suspension too.
The old bike was given in February 2012 – it was old then and clogging someone’s shed up.

Saturday, 16th June 2018.

Visitors today that can’t make it tomorrow. (Father’s Day) Bike had puncture and, upon checking, broken spokes. A new bike has been ordered – tonight delivery – that’s a NEW bike!
Pic today taken last week at Elton when Hector was blowing a gale.
New bike tonight.
Old bike >>>

Thursday, 15th June, 2018.

Really windy early-on and a spot or two of rain from Hector, but okay for biking all the way around Elton Reservoir. A new bike-route path touches the res. path at two new wooden gates. Tricky (not impossible) with a bike. Some real waves on the res.
Luckily no rain.

On the way diverted a few yards to Withins Reservoir – the path is dry at moment.

Sunday, 10th June 2018.

I’d heard Hind’s Lane parts had been re-surfaced so checked. Went in from Bury end along Wellington Street. Hogweeds abound just at the ‘entrance’ so take care.
Parts of lane are nearly closed by forestation, but re-surfacing and widening (?) done from the water dam.
At the canal feed section the path has been levelled with the concrete – much better for bikers.
Sadly, several Giant Hogweed spotted along canal …
But those covering riverbanks by footbridge have been eradicated (?).