Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The search continues.........

Spent more time at the PC in the last 3 days than if I was at work, and I'm no further on in my quest for a new bike.

Signed up to 3 cycling websites for advice and ideas, and have got plenty to go on - there's a shop in Digbeth (about 3 or 4 miles away for those not familiar with Birmingham) that I plan to visit tomorrow, and someone posted a list of links to more bikes up for grabs on ebay. So there are irons in the fire, but in truth I'm no nearer, and it's frustrating. I went out on my current mountain bike the other day, spent a couple of hours riding through the fields that surround the airport, it was fun, made a change from riding on road - no traffic to worry about, and it's where a bike like that belongs, churning a path through the mud!! When I got back I gave it a good clean in preparation for giving it back soon, and because of that I'm loathe to do too much, if any, riding on it - the least I can do is hand him back a clean bike.

So, I'm thinking that if I don't get anything sorted in the next week I'll be on the bus to and from work, and I'll just have to use the gym at work every day. I'll have to do something, weighed myself this morning - 14 stone 8 pounds. Or, to put it another way, 2.5 stone overweight. Or just plain fat.


  1. Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog.

    Pity you're not doing your bike ride in May. I used to live near Stirling and May is definitely the best month of the year for good weather. April? Make sure you have your waterproofs :)

    However, I wish you the very best in your venture!

  2. Nice blog Lee, good to see I'm not the only Brummie doing this! Good luck with it!