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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Down the Bay for an ice cream



Always a favourite ride, and as it was sunny I took my old bike, which is about 35 years old, for a spin.  Its a lovely ride as its so light, but its not up to the cycling I do now.

See the route on the LHS


1980 Raleigh Competition.
I've changed the gearing all round to make it more rideable for me.  Its a 34 /13 on the rear and a 48/34 chainset.  I've kept all the original stuff, just in case I decide to sell it.




Parks are now leaving verges uncut and this was lovely with the cornflowers out.




This used to be a pitch and putt area but now a meadow.



The old Custom House along with the new developments.  Apparently cardiff Bay is one of the largest waterside areas in Europe.



The goal!!


5 comments:

  1. A worthy goal too! My favorite is Mint Chocolate. I love the old bike, it's very sleek looking. When I lived in NYC one of my best friends there was a bike messenger and she had a 7 lb road bike, she forgot to chain it up just that one time----> Gone in 2 mins flat! The meadow is wonderful!

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    1. Yes it looks good and lots of birds can feed off the seed heads. One bird the Twite is dependent on long grass, but that's now only found in a few places in North Wales. I'm a rum and raison ice cream man.

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  2. All that way for an ice cream! :)
    Round here they leave as much verge as possible, only cutting what is required.
    Improves the roadside, graveyards and parks greatly.

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    1. Its a much better way of cuttung grass, and everyone benefits, Wildlife, and the time spent. I have left you a message about your blog problem, hope it works.

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  3. You can't beat a ride with a mission and a little reward at the end of it!

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Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave