Hot and Sandy

Travel writing, pictures and stuff for people I know. Quite a lot of cycling talk, and some semi-controlled ranting. Hiking, outdoor and two-wheeled stuff, perhaps a little computing when it's worth talking about. Meandering thoughts.

Friday, June 27

Riding Again

Went for a lovely 20-mile spin on my Boeris lo-pro last night.  Although it's a horrible bike to climb on (76-in fixed, 165mm cranks and a very steep seat angle, as well as low & narrow bars) it's pretty fast on the right roads! I love riding it and actually it's a good city bike.

Also been riding my BMW.  I was slightly underwhelmed by the HIDs recently, and it turns out that they were set low (according to the MOT machine).  Because they're so bright I'm very cutious about their setting.  Good news is that the bike sailed through it's MOT and we're good to go.

Saturday, June 21

Back in the UK

...After a week in Italia mocching round the lakes and driving round the Dolomites.  An eventful, interesting and pretty rainy trip.  Some pics will be online in the next couple of days.  Was great to get away, really needed a break.  Looking forward to a good ride tomorrow with Beds Road CC.  Yay!

Tuesday, June 10


I know it's been a while.  I'll get to this soon.  In the meantime have a look in the photos section at the R1100S with new sporty paintjob.  Yummy!