Best Bike Rides 2015-9

Number 9 West Coast Wall to Wall Sunshine There are almost no words to describe today’s beauty, it was without doubt wonderful west coast at it’s very very best. Wall to wall sunshine naturally, superb air clarity, no wind, warm but not hot with woodland giving dappled shade which was cool but not unpleasant. There was a downside, it  was a bit cold at the … Continue reading Best Bike Rides 2015-9

Best Bike Rides 2015-11

Number 11 Lochs Tay & Tummel, Glens Lochy & Lyon Forgot to take my Garmin……however I can certainly pick the days, what a beautiful ride. Cycled on quiet roads almost all day along sun dappled lanes with the more open areas showing the superb Highland scenery.  Refreshments at Aberfeldy, Killin and Bridge of Balgie.  Loads of red squirrels sadly some of them squashed.  The high … Continue reading Best Bike Rides 2015-11

Best Bike Rides 2015-12

Number 12 Logie Steading I just love the Grampian place names!. Today I was a lean, mean, mile eating machine.  Felt really good all day, how I had hoped to feel after Tenerife and Mallorquin cycling holidays earlier this year.  Weather good with almost no wind, and a little sun, just warm enough for summer cycling kit.  Great day out finish at the superb refreshment … Continue reading Best Bike Rides 2015-12

One Summer in America 1927: Bill Bryson

1927 Typical Bill Bryson, just loved it,a big book that was a great holiday read.How Bryson managed to do all the research is beyond me, must have taken years. The chapters on baseball were a bit detailed and I skipped a few sections but all in all a really enjoyable book. What a lot happened in 1927, highly recommended. via Goodreads | Edit Review – … Continue reading One Summer in America 1927: Bill Bryson

Life Cycles: Julian Sayer

Life Cycles by Julian Sayer A fascinating book that kept me interested until the end.  Yes Sayer cycled ‘round the world’ but missed out Australia (which sort of feels wrong), instead he did extra miles in the USA and Europe. Because of his disapproval of sponsorship he did the trip unsupported which led to very great hardship.  It’s amazing his physical health held up until … Continue reading Life Cycles: Julian Sayer

Neil Mackenzie: A Life Well Lived

Neil Mackenzie died whilst climbing near Vancouver in Canada in January 2015; he fell to his death together with two female companions.  He was 31and, although it sounds trite to say, he was too young.  But it’s true; Neil had so much to look forward to and had such huge potential.  We’re greatly saddened by his death. He was our son Andy’s best friend; they … Continue reading Neil Mackenzie: A Life Well Lived