Sunday, 13 July 2014

8 Miles out

Ok picture the scene
Dr Chris- professional trainers, breathable lightweight trendy running jacket, designer dark shades
                Moustache immaculate....looking like the middle aged Athelete around town
Nurse John- grubby t shirt, knackered trainers, chicken shit stained combat pants ...looking like Rosie O'Donnell before she was famous

Off we went on cycle ride number two..this time an 8 mile round robin following the River Elwy down to the new harbour west of Rhyl.
I did contemplate inserting some ladies sanitary towels into my undies as further cushioning
( this had been suggested by an experienced cycle rider we know)
But in the end my arse coped quite will with the 8 mile jaunt

We stopped halfway for a coffee 
( look at Dr Chris not a bead of perspiration in sight)
And had a look at the harbour view
Then we cycled back up the riverside
And I must admit ,I rather enjoyed myself...

The only slightly embarrassing thing that happened was that I broke wind rather loudly
when trying to change the gears before negotiating a troublesome cattle grid 





73 comments:

  1. With that mustache, Chris should be riding a Penny Farthing (with an 'h').

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    1. Don't give the duffer ideas

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  2. He he He! I did that a very posh wedding on Friday, fortunately the band that was playing was rather loud too!
    Glad you enjoyed the ride and coffee!

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  3. Haha. My bike looks like yours. Visit me, please.

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  4. Done any hills yet? (I was huffing and puffing so loudly going up hill yesterday two sheep came out of their hut to watch me! I don't think they'd ever seen a sight quite like it.)

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    1. One hill the first day....
      OMG..............I very almost expired

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  5. Well done John. I bought a mountain bike last year. Went for a ten mile cycle and haven't been on it since. How do you work out what gears to use? You have certainly encouraged me to give cycling a go again.

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    1. I turn the geer lever and hope for the best!

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  6. Ah, give it a few weeks and you'll be whizzing along effortlessly like Dr Chris, and you'll be equally sweat-free. Or there again you might be totally knackered and thinking "This has got to stop. Now this minute" I await progress reports with interest.

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    1. I may even post a photo of rock hard arse! Just for good measure

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  7. One has to ask what he sees in you John.x

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    1. I have hidden depths Rachel...I have hidden depths! Xxxxx

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  8. Off for a ride this very morning myself. However, I start whining after the third mile. You're made of much sterner stuff. Or at least your posterior is.

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    1. It's like a an ironing board....

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  9. It was all going so well before the cattle grid, too.

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    1. That's what Chris muttered too

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  10. All this activity, John, looks rather good on ya! Let 'er rip, my man!

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    1. I did jimbo.... It sounded like the queen Mary's hooter going off

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  11. some bike seats are like knives. Myself I have a ladies gel seat with suspension.

    http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Madison-L28-Suspension-Gel-Comfort-Saddle_35834.htm?sku=85185&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=AdwordsProductAds&utm_campaign=Adwords&gclid=Cj0KEQjw3IieBRDl1oG0gr_PweoBEiQAwGHVwx1FUXd8vnx74grKoSP2vnQ5Gbnjh76FL__BLfYBcosaAnrX8P8HAQ

    please no lycra. everyone seems to think you have to wear sports clothes to ride a bike. just get out there I say. and small jaunts to start.

    I do most of my shopping on my bike. get yourself some panniers. and also I have seen people with those childrens trailers with their dogs in. Maybe they would like a ride out with you.

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    1. If I ever even hold a piece of jyrca ...please shoot me in the head

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  12. Gears? I'd rather walk.
    Jane x

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  13. Didn't the 'wind breaking' help to propel you forward? Lovely pics John...makes me want to get my bike out of the garage (then dust it...) and consider a ride.....oh wait....considered it......no...not going to happen...but well done you two.

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    1. If I can do it... Any bugger can

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  14. With close scrutiny of the cup, the coffee looks dubious.

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    1. It was a skinny coffee with sweetener

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  15. farting into the wind, as it were. don't worry, we didn't hear it (or smell it).

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  16. Eventually you will no doubt develop hard skin around the bum area and this will protect you and you will be doing 100 mile round trips with no effort whatsoever.

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  17. You haven't lived till you have had to rub your martyred bum sore partner with ibuprofen gel. On the side of a busy main road......fitness is much overrated...lol

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    1. Oh I think I'll buy some.....

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  18. You and Chris look like the hubs and I out for a days jaunt...he in his impeccably ironed T's and me looking like I just crawled out of the laundry bin.

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    1. I think we are spiritual twins del

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  19. Oh, you two. Carry on.

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  20. The phrase "glutton for punishment" keeps running through my head. Is Chris whipping you into shape for the wedding?!

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  21. I'm now thinking about getting a bike, the ankle won't let me do significant hiking. You've inspired me, to an extent....
    I had a S.K. Povgas moment in grand rounds once that raised eyebrows.

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    1. More like..." If that old fart can do it...I can"

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  22. Handlebar moustache to match bike handlebars and a neat head trim - very stylish.

    Coffee mug stuffed in face beneath sweaty head and unkept hair - not so stylish.

    What does he see in you?

    Matching grey bits on little beards though - sufficient similarity?

    Be careful for you may lose weight, unless you cycle to fish and chip shops, which is a good idea.

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    1. A bit harsh old son

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    2. Yes... I agree. You're that too.

      (Oh... Did you mean me?)

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    3. Though if I'm honest, given the opportunity I would not be able to resist taking the scissors to the handlebars of Chris's moustache.

      Sacrilege?

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  23. I think I meant unkempt hair, but unkept will do too

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  24. On a technical note, you choose the gear that lets you maintain pedalling at a comfortable steady pace, if such a gear exists, with more pedalling rotations per distance covered for going uphill than downhill. It is not rocket science, but it is cycle science. Enjoy. I had to stop cycling long distances because my willy was getting numb. I Googled "Cyclist's Penis" and hey presto all the info and more that I needed was there. So apparently I have one of those. A special soft seat that has no extending shaft to aggravate the perineum was suggested, but then the bike broke so I just went back to golf. So far as I know there is no condition called "Golfer's Penis", but I admit I have not Googled that yet so my research is incomplete.

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    1. Let's hope I don't catch " cyclists penis"
      I already have an arthritic toe

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    2. Oh, those heady days of 'cyclist's penis', how I miss them....not.

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  25. This sounds a lot like Himself denying that he's 65 later on this year. 'We' do walking. 'No, look, it's not that far on the map, a good four hours will see us done'

    Well... that's all very well, but then I have to cook dinner when we get back. Apparently, a good walk followed by a good feed is all you need. If you read in the paper about 'Woman shoves husbands head in hot oven' you'll know who it is.

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    1. Yes when we got home, I walked the dogs, did the weeks shop cocked the lunch, collected the eggs and flitted around with the hoover

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  26. I used to go on bike rides with my family, they would cycle on miles ahead, sit down and have a rest while waiting for me. As soon as I appeared over the horizon huffing and puffing, off they went again, no rest for me! They also kept shouting at me to change gear, from what to what I used to think. It didn't seem to make any difference anyway.

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  27. Sadly the flip side thing applies in this household too. I look like a rag bag even when I am trying to look moderately respectable and tidy. Himself? He looks sleek and tidy with minimal effort. Not fair. So not fair.

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    1. EC my hubby is always tidier than i am, no matter how much effort i make. i have resorted to saying that it's because he is short :)

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  28. You and Chris are the perfect couple!

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  29. So the cattle guard almost scared the crap out of you??

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  30. Wish I could look cool & sophisticated but I'm usually too overheated
    & scruffy !

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  31. Glad you wear a helmet.

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  32. Jesus you guys are cute. ;)

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  33. Sounds like a good day out! Lovely area there.

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  34. Let the wind gang free, wherever you may be!Hope you're not going for the 'boney-arsed in lycra shorts' look. Driving behind those types is a real turn-off!

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  35. Hope Chris was up front!

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  36. That is some Tash! Mind with the ladies pads though, judging by the tv adverts they are so good that if you fell in a puddle, it would disappear!
    I have a bike but the saddle hurts my arse it feels like someone has battered my poor old rump with a brick.

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  37. Seems to me you are knocking yourself out for Chris. And just what (other than the obvious) is he doing for you?

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    1. No, I need to get fitter, for me.......we are along time dead eh?

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  38. I think you'll need to put a bell and a basket on that bike John, then you do your egg deliveries in real style! :-)!

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  39. Haha. I love Kim's suggestion. Glad it was easier today!

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  40. If only i could translate the expression on Chris' face in a comment. It would make all other comments obsolete...
    Love you, Chris, for putting up with 'our Welshman' overseas.

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  41. Are you 'Dapper Dan's' bit of rough? Jan B.

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  42. I had a busy weekend and fell behind in my semi-regular blog reading. Glad the longer bike ride went without a hitch. I just want to add that Rose O'Donnell wore those pants after she was famous, too. Oh, and in spite of the wardrobe differences, you and the Dr. make a nice matched set.

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  43. Congratulations, bike shorts and a proper shirt can't be far away.

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  44. The ONLY embarrassing thing?

    That photo of the the two of you is priceless!

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