Saturday, 2 February 2019

Alone in the snow

bike next to an ice covered pond in the snow

On my own this morning, Matt is globetrotting. The snow has come and gone all week, so I wasn't sure if I would go out. It was snowing as I went to bed.

I looked out of the window, it didn't seem too bad, I checked some local Facebooks groups and they said the roads were okay. I was going to ride a lot off road but didn't do much in the end, just in case I came off. It might be a while before I was found if the fall resulted in an injury.

I also tried to avoid twisty hills, not easy when you live at the top of one.

I only did about ten miles, not enough for my hands and feet to start protesting about the cold.

As always I am glad I went out, it also resulted in the picture above. I only decided to cycle this way at the last minute.

I lent the bike up to take the picture, but it fell over. As I was picking it up I heard a car stop behind me. I looked around and the driver was leaning across the passenger seat calling through the lowered window to see if I was okay. I thanked her and said I was okay. It made a very pleasant change from near constant close passes.

I wonder what tomorrow will bring?

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  1. Hi, Andy. Matt here from sunny New Delhi. Did you go out on Saturday or was the above post for Sunday morning? When I left on Saturday afternoon, the snow had virtually gone. Has it returned? Did you take the pic at the top of Slines Oak Road? Good man for braving the bad weather. My mum's gone in for her hip replacement. She had it done Thursday and is recovering in hospital. There might be a disruption of cycling, but I won't know until I get home. Hopefully not too bad. There might be days when I wake up in Sutton and have to get back to Sanderstead. Won't know until I return, but either way it'll be short-lived.

    1. It was Saturday. I found a patch of snow. The rest of the ride was mostly slush. Sunday was too icy so didn’t go out.