Making the most of the nice weather

As the summer ebbs away, it's time to grasp the last remnants with both holds

by David Arthur @davearthur   August 23, 2012  

Evening ride

And just like that, the evenings are beginning to draw in earlier and earlier. Kind of sneaks up on you, doesn't it?

It's been a funny old summer, but now isn't the time to dwell on what should have been. Instead this is the time of year to make the most of what nice weather we do get treated to.

Last night for instance. The sun was shining high in the sky, the day's work was done, I headed out for a couple of hours. Threading through the suburbs of London I rolled into Surrey countryside. And it was wonderful.

I bumped into cyclist after cyclist. Lone riders and larger groups, all of them united by the desire to make the most of the last few glimpses of the summer. Dropping down Little Switzerland, turning left at the bottom and then climbing Box Hill, it felt good to be out at this time of day.

The temperature cooling as the evening wore on (it's worth remembering a gilet for such evening jaunts) and racing the setting sun home, it felt good to be out. Embrace the nice weather while you still can, is my advice. The evenings are only going to get shorter.

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Having just come back from the Pyrenees, it feels dramaticly darker. I hope Lighter Later campaign is a success.

Cannondale CAAD10, Condor Terra-X and an orange Brompton.
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posted by zzgavin [208 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 21:12


I'm hoping Lighter Later comes back too!

If cycling is indeed a sport of self-abuse why aren't more cyclists sectioned under the mental health act?

posted by hairyairey [295 posts]
28th August 2012 - 21:58

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Having just come back from Normandy can't agree more about Lighter Later. Would be a big help.

posted by Alan Tullett [1581 posts]
2nd September 2012 - 14:46

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