Suddenly it's November...

Posted by Heather Dawe
Tuesday 11th November 2008

...and all dark and gloomy. The summer felt a long way away on my wet and windy run home tonight. I generally run into work one day and cycle the next. Commuting into the centre of Leeds on my fixie gets an extra dimension of challenge in the dark. Car drivers don't need much excuse not to see you at the best of times. I may look iike a right wierdo in my commuting kit; big daylow jacket, a few flashy rear lights, one on my handlebars and a really flashy one on my helmet, but at least they've got no excuse not to see me! 

The trails are all gloopy but that's ok. My singlespeed bike comes into its own in the winter. Cos it's only got one gear there is almost zero maintenance, I go out and get really muddy and then just lob it back in the shed, perfect.  

Whilst it may be dark and cold, there are plenty of things to help keep warm over the winter months.  Night-time mountain-biking, orienteering, cyclo-cross and scottish winter adventures to name but a few. I am off to Torridon next week for the first time and can't wait!  

Read more blog entries by Heather Dawe

Bookmark: Add to Favourites Add to Google Bookamrks Add to Delicious Digg this Add to Myspace Add to Facebook Add to furl Add to Yahoo Review on StumbeUpon Add to reddit Add to Newsvine Add to Windows Live Favourites
Subscribe to RSS Feed Add to Technorati Add to Twitter Add to Yahoo Bookmarks Add to Aol Favourites Add to Ask Add to FARK Add to Slashdot Add to Mixx Add to Multiply Add to Simpy Add to Blogmarks
Adventure Racing
Mountain Biking
X-Bionic Test Day
Article by planetFear Preview
Tuesday 6th May 2014
UKanTrail Partnership
Article by planetFear Preview
Tuesday 6th May 2014
Online Shop Coming Soon

  • Be the first to know
  • Great special offers
  • Exclusive sports news
  • Exclusive Content