Ahoy there me hearties! How are we all coping with this enforced isolation? Like any ship in drydock, it is an opportunity to progress some essential maintenance so Captain and Mrs Pugwash have been hard at it….. maintenance that is! 😉🏠🎨 Now the decorating is finished it’s time to watch some paint dry! I used a long pole while painting the ceiling so if anyone wants to borrow it I’ll be able to pass it on without breaching the “social distancing” advice! 😁 Alternatively, I could tuck it under my arm like a jousting knight ready to fend off any miscreants coming too close.
Glad to see many of us are managing to get out for “sea trials”. With the weather turning a little drier recently, summer bikes are starting to appear. In my case it was like moving from battleship to frigate. Sailing solo now instead of in convoy has led to us to come up with other distractions. So far, I’ve managed to spot four Knights out and about. 🤺🤺🤺🤺
Thursday’s outing saw me acting as domestique. After giving Mrs P a slight head start, I realised she’d set off without a water bottle so raced off after her with an extra bottle in the back pocket. By the time I climbed Bluestone and up to High Hunsley, I was beginning to think perhaps she’d turned back early. Arriving at the base of Stoneknowle, there was still no sight but kept pushing on. It was not until Cherry Burton we finally managed to meet up by which time she’d worked up real “drouth” and latched onto the bottle like hungry “wean”. Thirst satisfied, we went on to complete the journey home together.
It’s only week two of lockdown but seems much longer, possibly due to group riding ending much earlier. While browsing through Strava, I wondered if we would have any sense of group riding, if on one day, we all followed the same route but at different times. Unfortunately, knowing the competitive nature of Knights we’d end up with time trial efforts! 🚴♂️🚴♀️ Until next time, keep the pedals turning.