Saturday 1st January 2022 – As we slid off the top of Honey Hill, down through No Man’s Heath, we flowed liquid down the lanes; but also… Read more “#365daysofbiking Bending the darkness – a Pickle guide”
#365daysofbiking Take me home
Saturday November 7th 2020 – Some important bike maintenance tasks and gusty weather kept me busy at home, and I slipped out very late on a test… Read more “#365daysofbiking Take me home”
May 22nd – It’s been a week of wonderful views, that started very much on a downer, but the restorative power of sunshine and landscape really improved… Read more “#365daysofbiking Timeless”
#365daysofbiking These lanes were mine
April 19th – The ride took me down Hobs Hole in Aldridge, over Wood Lane and Lower Stonnall, and around by Stonnall Church. It was a beautiful… Read more “#365daysofbiking These lanes were mine”
#365daysofbiking Angels of the hedgerows
April 10th – Another working from home day – indeed, it was Good Friday, so I took off for an exercise ride at teatime. The lanes and… Read more “#365daysofbiking Angels of the hedgerows”
#365daysofbiking The villages of the evening
December 7th – Christmas is starting to ramp up now and I find myself increasingly on errands and trips to sort things out for the upcoming holiday,… Read more “#365daysofbiking The villages of the evening”
#365daysofbiking Angel of the evening
April 23rd – Also yellow in Footherley, but less dramatically so, was the yellow archangel. A gorgeous member of the nettle family, this fascinating plant is beloved… Read more “#365daysofbiking Angel of the evening”
#365daysofbiking Neon yellow
April 23rd – A day of bike maintenance, then a run late afternoon to Shenstone on an errand. The weather was changing; it was colder and the… Read more “#365daysofbiking Neon yellow”
#365daysofbiking It must be spring!
March 15th – Heading home from the station after a long afternoon legal meeting in Birmingham, in order to mitigate a rather evil wind, I took to… Read more “#365daysofbiking It must be spring!”
#365daysofbiking Squaring the circle:
September 24th – Returning via Shenstone from an afternoon trip into Birmingham, I noted that the recent days, having been sunny and comparatively warm, were bringing out the joy of Autumn, and I was feeling more positive.
At Footherley Lane the old bridge was beautiful as the sun went down.
Soon these trees will be golden, then bare once more, but it’;s all part of the circle and the circle must be round.
And as long as there will be some fair weather, I think I’ll survive.