|ICE CREAM KIOSK CLOSED|
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
NO ICE CREAM TODAY
All the rain and the gale force winds decided to leave my part of the south coast and have headed north or somewhere else.......what we were left with has been really mild weather with some nice sunny days as well.
I have been able to get out on the bike almost every day and start to put in some serious miles. Today I did my first 75 mile day of 2012 and in under five hours as well.
It was a glorious day just look at the picture above. The weather was so good I decided to do one of my Spring training routes - well it was just like a Spring day after all.
The route took me out to Bere Regis and back to the Purbecks in a large loop and included a lot of my favourite hills including Creech and Kingston.
As I was cycling in to Swanage the thought entered my head that an ice cream might be nice, but as you can see in the photo the ice cream kiosk was closed. It might have been a spring like day but obviously no one had informed Mr Ice Cream and I wasn't going to search the town to find a shop that might sell me one, so I settled for an energy bar and a couple of swigs of energy drink before climbing back on the bike for the last twelve miles of the ride.
According to the weather forecast the weather should stay dry until the start of next week, although the temperature is going to fall back to normal for this time of year.
This weekend is the Winter static meet for the Dorset Backpackers Group.
It is the first event that Graham Faithful has arranged since taking over as Dorset Co-Ordinator following my decision to stand down after about eight years.
I plan on cycling over to Church Farm at Sixpenny Handley on Friday on my touring bike.
Although the others will be doing a ten mile walk on the Saturday it is my intention to do a circular ride as there is a good hill in the Shaftesbury area that I want to have a go at. Of course one of the things that I am looking forward to is my first night in the tent for 2012 I am also looking forward to catching up with all the news and gossip.
Hopefully I will be able to share some photos of the weekend with you early next week.