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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:27 am 
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Location: Platsa, Messinias, Greece
I ventured out yesterday afternoon, as we had a bit of sunshine (a real rarity), and a mate of mine fancied a bit of a trip up around the hills and plantations.
Nice to look at but I have to say that, for me, the novelty soon wears off.
Still, it won't be around for ever - rain forecast for this weekend plus milder temperatures means everywhere will soon be a real swampfest.

Of course, I made my usual mistake of taking a geared bike out "just for a change" but I never seem to learn from my mistakes. The gears worked fine in all the snow, it's just that I'm getting too old and stupid to ride anything with gears properly.
In fact, about twenty minutes into the ride, I said to my very good friend Martyn that maybe I should take it as a sign and accept that it's time to give the whole thing up, as I frequently don't seem to get much joy from it.
As with many things in life, really...

Anyway, it looked like this - no bikes in shot (crappy phone photo) but you all know what a bike looks like anyway...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:44 pm 
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yesterday I caused some collateral damage :lol:



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:00 pm 
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I went around the Blue at Whinlatter last Thursday. I had it planned in for weeks as I was working up there, so now way was I going to miss out. The snow just added to the fun, really powdery and only a few other people had been around before me so not compacted.


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