First ride of the year with this picture being the highlight of it.
New Brighton had crowds watching the waves break with the worst of it over by the time I arrived.
Just to add to the helmet debate again in the light of Michael Shumacher accident. My crash was at only 14-15 mph and happened that fast there was no chance of me avoiding my head hitting the ground. It cracked the foam and depressed the plastic shell over a fair size. I had a twinge from my chipped collar bone last week just to remind me of it.
Had to stop to take a picture of the birds at Harrison Drive, quite interesting to watch them flocking as a wave came in.
You normally cant get a road bike past Harrison drive due to drifting sand but the council seem to have done a good job and cleared it all. This section past Leasowe Castle is not part of the cycle route.
Had to revert to the mobile phone for the pictures on this ride except for the Sabbath picture.
Interesting ride, other things going on was a cheque in the post that I wasn’t expecting. This had to be paid in and brings you up against Birkenhead parking charges, the street parking having empty bays where they would be full in the past.
I ended up jet washing the bike after this ride which is a first, the sand in the brake blocks sounding like coarse grinding paste.
Went the van only to find it much as we left if before christmas. Polished the acrylic windows with perspex polish as the upper ones tend to mark with twigs brushing against them. Did a damp check after the habitation service and found the reading is coming down which is all good news.
The return trip from Dandy past Burton Point must have had half the northwests twitchers there.
As for the new year nothing planned yet but a spring classic would be nice to see.