Saturday, 24 August 2013

Vroooooooooom !!!!

I'm not sure that's the right noise, as Ziggy will not be motorised, it's just that batteries don't make a noise!! Unless I get a 'Boom box' that blasts out an engine revving furiously, as I sedately pedal. They are proposing such a thing for electric cars. But I'd love to know how fast/slow I'm going. So any ideas? and are they easy to fit, and do you think you could fit one Rob please. Or is it more complicated. :) And will it need to be done at a different time?

I went along to my Creative Writing class yesterday, and read the first draft of a piece that I am doing for a publication, out in Oct/Nov (launch date??) I was going to write about s'thing inspirational? uplifting? But whilst exploring using different descriptive techniques I hit on a story line, which I'm gonna stick to now I think?

Ahhh, I was really pleased to read in Cycle Clips, or was it Cycle Shorts?? the CTC digital thingy anyway? That David who I recently met at Hillsborough has been back, cycling on an upright trike, hang on and I'll get the link. I hope he returns on the 5th of September.

Blast!! It serves me right for being lazy!! I couldn't be bothered to to clip the special dog lead to Holly dog this morning. So I just loosely held it whilst I pedalled and.... what a pain!! the lead got tangled, bringing Hollys face near the wheel!! I braked, and we 'limped' home metaphorically speaking and we abandoned our morning jaunt.

I've got a few things, happening in the not too distant future :) I'm taking ALL my children to Centre Parcs for 5days, next week.  All on bikes, thanks to Steve, Sue and Amanda Douglas:)

And then freedom as my kids return to school. But I must say life as a single Mum gets easier in some respects. But harder as hormones, mood swings, B O, and periods replace nits, grazes, tantrums but the physical effort of being an outdoor family. It does make my muscles ache s'times.

Normalcy Event at Sheffield University on the 3rd of Sept :) which I am attending with Kev Hickman. Who used to run the Inclusive Cycling Forum. :)

And I can't wait for Cycling 4 All, to start again, on the 5th of September. Have I said that already? :)


  1. Sure, it's not a big job to fit a bike computer.
    If you have one of those fancy phones you could probably just download an app to do the job now!
    Ziggy's motor is the type that adds effort as you pedal (no control lever/throttle) so I expect Ziggy will make the same noise as now... Just you should glow a little less on the hills!

  2. Well I guess it is best to fit an intelligent power assist system just in case the rider gets carried away with a power trip?

    Alternatively why not fit wind chimes to your flag on a stick, or wind pipes that warble as the air passes them at such an increased velocity.

    A further option, now you'll get a bit less breathless, why not fit a vuvuzela and give it a good blow every so often.