I have been fearing the onset of winter and the decision to wrap the Chopper in cotton wool only to be reintroduced in the spring so I can continue my training for Coast to Coast 😦
1st November seemed a likely cut off point but, but, but I enjoy riding the bike albeit short distances.
Sunday, 4th of November awoke to a freezing fog covered Tyneside and it looked dismal.
By early afternoon the fog had lifted and I didn’t need a 2nd invite to get my winter togs on and get out on the bike – destination cafe (for a change). I did go via Metrocentre and Scotswood Bridge. The bike certainly turned some heads outside the Metrocentre whilst I was waiting for my Sister in law.
Soon I’d be whizzing down he Newcastle Quayside and unusually there were very few cyclists out – I guess most people would’ve taken one look outside in the morning and settled back in front of the fire looking froward to Sunday lunch 🙂
Down at the cafe I still sat outside and it was very pleasant in the sun as there wasn’t a breath of wind. As the sun started to drop there was good news and bad. The bad was the temperature plummeting but the good was the stunning sunset on the river.
I took a few snaps with my phone to share.
Only mechanical on the bike was the rear brake becoming loose so I tightened it enough to get me home (which it did)