When will the rains come?

Another fine day in the lowlands of Scotland. I was able to go out on my morning cycle ride with my frequent cycling companion Dennis wearing a natty pair of shorts.

Dennis still smiling after a hard morning out on his new bike

If it doesn’t rain soon, the lawn will be completely ruined and that will be only just after I have got it in good condition after the awful winter.

Spent the afternoon organising some recording of reminiscences for a CD we are producing and then went off to Carlisle for a practice for our forthcoming concert.

Another Nice Day Out

I went with Mrs Tootlepedal to Port Carlisle where we had a good lunch (fish and chips/fish cakes). Then we cycled 21 miles round the Solway coast in lovely weather with a usefully cooling breeze. Interestingly enough, the large radio station which is on the coast prevented my cycle computer, which is a wireless one, from working while we were near it.

Back home to water the veg and practice tootling for a concert in Lanercost in a fortnight.

Some Progress

Archive Centre
Our workspace in Langholm

I had a more interesting day today as I cycled exactly 100 miles in a round trip from Langholm via Penrith, Langwathby, Hartside Fell, Brampton and home. This takes you over a good lump of hill at just below 2000ft. However the gradient is brilliantly engineered and it is possible to pedal the final four miles to the summit at a steady speed without jiggering yourself. And then to round a very nice day off, I went to the Archive Centre (www.langholmarchive.com) with Sandy and Jean and finished up with two pints of Deuchars at the Douglas.