Saturday, 30 April 2011
Sorry for the very late Fridays Entry.....24hrs!! I was so very tired after cycling 3 miles back from the Skate Park, with my Daughter perched on my panniers, up hill!! in the warm weather. My legs were like concrete last night.
Fred had called at mine earlier to cut my grass, explaining that he was away for most of the summer :( but....it appears the multi talented Ollie (who took his place at Hillsbro was also willing to keep my bush tidy over the Summer :)
No I didn't watch the Wedding. And neither did anyone I know. So why was it soo popular?? I'm lying actually a lot of senile elderly folk, were convinced it was a great excuse for a Knees up (anyone would think it was Albert Square!!) my Mother included. I was really pleased to find my daughter there already visiting, but because she had called straight from town , she had no bike. So we moved onto the Skate Park, with the ill fated BMX ramps. The 2 boys rode confidently and quickly towards home after, leaving me with no other option, but to take D* on my panniers (i know she could have walked!!) But it was a right effort let me tell you. I probably weigh 15 stone and she about 7!! and I only have one strong leg!! that poor leg!!! Ungrateful child had a huge strop on over s'thing and cracked the computer screen last night on her PC, so she's certainly not borrowing mine!!! She thinks I'm joking about borrowing my PC, because I am the trendy slightly crazy Mum at the moment with all my kids friends. Ohhhh the Cranberry and Brie Paninni, I've just rite enjoyed so I have :) After cycling not very far to get it, but at least I did a bit!!!!
Thursday, 28 April 2011
As I'd only met Dave yesterday, and conversations, just flowed on without any need, to accustomise each other to topics.
Oooh I heard some surprising news about Pedal Ready, turning down s'one for a job as a cycle trainer, that I had considered a Cert!!
Anyway, we all went to the lock up and they all chose Bikes. Now they all looked set to cycle down, (and I just copied what I'd heard Fred say!!!) 'Can you all walk your bikes down until we've adjusted them, or until you've got used to them, please'' :) Hey wasn't that assertive?
Anyway 13 people had turned up for Cycle For Health!!! Dave and Ollie adjusted the bikes for everyone, I just smiled, because I'm a wuss when it comes to owt techy, or mechanical, or manual.......:)
We played a game of Jolting, which aint really (it depicts all sorts of imagery!!) But the group split into 2 teams. We had an assortment of coloured cones, stretching width ways across the court, in between the 2 teams. I sat about midway, but leaving a space in between the cones.
I sat back on Ziggy, and started yelling, RED, ......Blue.........Yellow. The front person from either team, had to speed/slow cycle, without putting their feet on the floor or stopping. My voice started to waver, and break much to every ones amusement!!
Because everyone had cycled so well, we decided to ride round the Park, Dave at the front, Ollie at the back and me in the middle of this massive group. Halfway round, I caught sight of one of the group, who was in fact walking and pushing his Trusted Steed, because he was having balance probs. Now we were about the furthest away, from the court, that we could have been. So quickly I stood up, and offered Ziggy, so he could continue riding, and I would walk his 2 wheeler back. :) It worked out so well, and took his mind off the actual reason why he had got the luxury of Ziggy.
On arriving back Autism + had come and set up with 10 folk and Nick. I do love A+ they are very Positive people.
I rushed back for a Wee :) and found the mental Health Group, whom I am very fond of now, I didn't ask too many questions as to why? one of them(staff) was stuck in a pair of hand cuffs~???? But it was funny!!!
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
At 9.30am, I cycled to Millhouses Park, to meet Dave, Steve, and Cycle Chic, but due to poorly children. She couldn't make it this time. But anyway it was really cool this morning, as in cold, (hey my daughter gets embarrassed if I say cool!!) apparently, it's just not cool. So I dressed appropriately, little did I know, that the sun would be splitting the sky, on the way back!!!
On the way to Esporta (which incidentally has just been taken over by Virgin) I had to call at the bank, now this was the furthest I'd gone in Sheffield, and because I'd had a long break, it was very easy. But looking at the time, I was cutting it fine, to do 2 lengths, join, cycle back through the Park, call at my Mums, and get back for the kids. So I was happy with not doing Esporta TODAY and besides I hope the Membership Costs come down in price??
I was right chuffed, I bumped into one of the School Mums, at the bank, Wow she said 'I didn't realise you rode this far!!!!' :) Yeah everyday!! I replied. No I didn't really.
It was sooo hot riding back, unfortunately I'd chosen a polo necked grey cotton jumper, you know the type that show WET.....and no, it wasn't very attractive!!!
Spoke with Nigel West, when I got home, and I am so grateful for his continued support.
Hey I had an idea, for funding??
It doesn't matter, because I'll wait and see if we can do it first before I tell the world.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
It was great, and I'd nicely arranged a meet tomorrow, in Millhouses Park if anyone fancies it at 9.30am. With 3 other Cyclists. We'll all have to dress well :) because one of them is Cycle Chic.
Hey I was gonna cycle on to Esporta, and join there, but I've just heard tonight that Virgin Active have bought Esporta. So I'm thinking, if I hang on it may be cheaper??
Hey my 8 year old has just tried to give ME a lesson on why lubricant is neccersary on Condoms!!!
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Mike who first got in touch with me because he stumbled upon my blog. Is doing Lejog 2011, his blog name is Hotmedog, and try as I have!!!!1 I can't copy a link to his blog, so I'm afraid you will have to google it/him. Was there today, ahhh in fact he came to find me on hearing reports, that I was 'lost'. I was secretly enjoying all the attention, I was getting :) People love Ziggy.
The stall today was made up of various people, who were all connected with the CTC in some way whether that be on the Sheffield and NE Derbyshire rides, Learn to Ride Days, Cycle 4 Health or Cycling For All. Proving that Cycling really is for all.
On Wednesday the 27th of April, Dave (Santa) and I are meeting in Millhouses Park Cafe, if anyone wants to join us?? xx
Friday, 22 April 2011
Have you spoken with 'Bike it' about your idea? Because maybe they could do s'thing with school children, and having a purpose to the lesson?
I wouldn't want any of the diverse groups to stop coming to Hillsborough, and I'm afraid they might, if trikes were taken to them.
Thanks Rob for the nice comment, I didn't realise I came across that way, I'm just me. :)
Come and introduce yourself tomorrow, if you're in Sheffield on Fargate, I will be there from 10.30am.
Today was tough, I had kept putting off, taking my little boy to the skate park, the very one I hurt my leg in. But today was the last chance I had and he knew it!! But I'd got so hot yesterday, and last night. And hadn't replenished myself either, so this morning I just couldn't stop being sick, once I'd filled my BIG belly. But like a big fat Martyr :D I set off for Mums first, and then onto the Park,
I made myself comfortable on a rock, whilst F* took his skate board out of his ruck sack, and took to the slopes. And this gorgeous chap, came up and said hello Caroline, you don't remember me??? Urrrrm shit, it was one of those moments, as I racked my brains, trying to recall, all the cycle groups? 'You know The Price is Right!!! Ahhh it was Michael, who'd won us the program back in 1998!! Between 12 0f us we won shared £29000!! (equivalent) it was a novel evening!!! Luckily the 12 of us had made a pact before we went into film the show. If any of us got picked we would split the winnings. Apart from the holiday. And that's exactly what occurred.
I struggled home feeling extremely hot, but my stomach was so empty any fluid, was just sloshing round. Once home my children rushed round getting ready, because they're off to my bruvs for a couple of nights.
If anyone fancies meeting for a Pudding Ladies treat, on Wednesday the 27th, in Millhouses Park ? Dave Brenan (santa) and myself think we might meet, so gi me a tinkle 07909972140. Or Pop to Fargate tomorrow, and let me know.
Thursday, 21 April 2011
I am absolutely shattered. :)
At Hillsborough this am, I arrived as the young boys returned from last week, and it was great, because apparently they'd been talking about how much fun they had had on the KMXs. Now there was only Nick and myself today, and these 2 wanted to go fastish around the Park. Those 3 would wait for me, after a lap, to catch up. I think secretly they liked that. After about 5 laps, ~Majory and grandson, and husband arrived, at the same time as Autism + who brought about 8 clients, I'm not capable of balancing and lifting the trikes, so poor Nick, had it all to do. I suggested that I take M and Husband and grandchild, for a spin around the Park, as the ball courts were filling up with young wanna be footballers.
Off we set, after a while I asked M if she was up to trying a lap around the Park field? If you think I could do it? she asked, I wasn't actually sure but, I just thought she enjoyed Hillsborough so much, if it didn't work, she'd just try again another time. Anyway I knew shed already exceeded her expectations for this week. So off we set, and she made it all the way round, well just an insy push over about a ft of it, from me, so that was fantastic. I was so into encouraging M, that I just hoped Barry the husband could keep an eye on the boy who was tearing round on the KMX, just as I wondered I saw the boy go lurching forwards out of the KMX and onto the path!! Eeeeek Everyone was ok though.
Meanwhile the extra big group from A+ were happily circling the ball court with their staff.
I took M and her low rider, back to a bin, so she could cling to it and wait for B, who was taking the cycles back to the lock up. And this Guy came up and shook my hand, and asked if my trike was a disability trike? I said it wasn't but I had a disability, for which it was perfect. A long conversation and I gave him a card of mine and I offered to send him some info on cycling groups, if he couldn't make it to FARGATE on SATURDAY the 23rd of APRIL, where I was taking my trike and along with the CTC giving out info on local cycling groups. As I left he started talking of self harm!! and stuff, I hope cycling helps him. But it's a good job I don't put my address on my contact card, his closing words were a big compliment :)
Nick and I rushed up for some lunch, Id got me buns :) Ahhh Nick bought me a paninni. Dave arrived, and some others from the Afternoons Mental Health Group, I'm really becoming very fond of that group. It's all sooooo Inclusive on a Thursday, long may it continue, with a Cycle 4 Health group becoming part of it next week.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
It's Hillsborough tomorrow, and I've bought some chocolate buns :)
And Thank you to Kev and Steve B, who have answered my request for tee shirts with titty space :D sorry that's very immature of me!!
But I will feel much better cycling wearing a tee shirt that at least makes me feel important, well I can pretend :)
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
If not call me on 07909972140, and i will call back, or Steve Marsden on 0114 2500613.
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Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Well I know my status as in the fact that I have a disability, I cycle, I'm a single Mum. Speaks volumes!! So I did a bit of ringing round for this newly forming group, that I am trying ever so hard not to commit, to too much. Plus I do not want to detract away from Steve Ms work at Hillsbro Park!! Anyway British Cycling (Former Cycling England??) As for a possible trike? They are phoning me tomorrow, so who knows? Because although, I know why Hillsborough, with it's many cycling groups, running concurrently, is a huge success (that is exactly why) , I just think that ALL cycling groups should have a trike. Ooooops have I said that? Well I just believe it.
Monday, 4 April 2011
I do wonder if I'm losing the ability to walk though? Seriously, will my feet one day become wheels, and my toes the spokes? Now, I NEVER walk to the bus stop, Pub or shops. Not that it was easy before, but I reckon it's Ne on impossible now!! But with Ziggy, I can go so much further than I could walk, or even go by battery operated Scooter, the freedom s ACE. And I was thinking this am, because I'm not a lot thinner than I was at the start, in fact I possibly weigh more!! but down a clothes size. But I think it was obviously more I needed, it was the respect I have gained from folk who knew me and who know me now?
I am writing this in the middle of the day heehaw, I feel like a naughty child, whose bunked off school. Because I've actually got an emptyish week. It's very nice for now :)
Saturday, 2 April 2011
Ahhh, I went to thank Ahmed today, for getting me in my Ziggy on Thursday, I actually wasn't so bad, it's just I couldn't walk backwards with the 'Boom'??? and pedals between my knees, without some assistance.
It's been so lovely and sunny here in Sheffield. I've cycled a wee bit and helped my boy in the garden...Sorry DH you phoned when he was just about to chop his fingers off!!!
Pete called, and we put the world to rights.....without alcohol. :)
Ziggy is in top form
Friday, 1 April 2011
Apparently several hundred attended the funeral, which was fantastically arranged with still shots of Bob thirty years ago when he was mates with my brother, snap shots of them trying to look cool leaning on a 'Marina' bumper which probably cost a whopping £100!!!
I loved Hillsborough before that also, we were so busy, and seemed to cycle miles against the wind. And Fred fixed my gears by tightening the pedal, which had jammed the kick plate (sorry if you ain't rubbing your thighs getting excited at the talk of 'kick plates')but some of us do. Did I confess to being geeky?
And whilst leaning on the bar, (as you do) talking to the couple, who my ex and his new wife my ex 'friend' took to Sicily to witness their Wedding last year.(very long winded, but you wouldn't have understood the potential awkwardness) But hey there was none so, I'm just not bothered really. I mentioned the possibility of a book, and we batted about a few titles, Hows about 'Carolin's Cycle' or does that sound like period talk? :D Carolin's Life Cycle'?
My Bruv dropped me off at the Rise, where I'd locked Ziggy to the post. P* on just 3 glasses of wine = a bottle though.I fell on my A* beetled for a bit, burnt with embarrassment, because it was quite busy. Was helped up, and cycled home wi me fish and chips.
Next time I'm going on about, bloody no money, or being misunderstood, or any of the usual cookies, that I go on about. Just remind me, at least I've got a life.