So it was my birthday last weekend and with that I ended up getting a bit slack with blog posts, however I’m going to keep it more regular from now on.
I had an awesome birthday weekend, thanks to my lady, however it wasn’t spent at home meaning I couldn’t get a ‘birthday ride’ in, so I treated myself to one today!
It was actually my first ‘proper’ ride in a while, due to bad weather and sickness, and it was glorious. I wasn’t cut up, abused or honked at by a single car-wielding moron and, strangely enough, the only real interaction I had with any car driver was a taxi driver being polite to me and giving me plenty of room to move away at a busy junction!
When I left the house today, I set out with one thing in mind: hills! Thankfully, where I live, there is a nice big(ish) one you cannot miss, with plenty of different options depending on how steep you want your climb to be! As it’s been a while since I’ve played on the hills, I certainly wasn’t the fastest I’ve ever been but hot damn it was fun!
I thought I’d also chuck up a few pics of a couple of cycling related things I got for my birthday. The first one is this awesome PDW Takeout Basket for my Raleigh Traveller. There will be a review to come at some point in the near future.
The other gift I received, to go on the same bike is the PDW Loading Dock rear rack. I’ve not actually fit it yet, as the Traveller doesn’t have eyelets to fix a rear rack, however, I am going to get some P-Clips in order to fit it, and use this bike a hell of a lot more for little shopping trips, and ‘leisure rides’ in the summer. Again, a review is to come soon.
The last cool thing worth mentioning is that besides the fact I love working for an online cycling retailer because it’s an awesome place to work selling awesome products, I was leaving work on Thursday and everyone was being handed a free Gatorade British Cycling Bottle Bundle!
The bottle was packed with 1 x Gatorade Prime, 2 x Lemon Gatorade Power Perform Powder Orange and 2 x Gatorade Power Perform Powder Lemon. I’d never tried the stuff until today, when I used an Orange Perform Powder and the stuff is actually really good! Can’t complain!
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– Daniel 🙂