At the weekend I had the pleasure of joining Mr & Mrs Cakes (she of Shoreditch Bakes fame!) for a weekend trip to North Wales. Apart from being a nice break from the norm, the main reason for the visit was for Mr & Mrs Cakes to tackle the Snowman Triathlon. Now I’m not an expert at triathlons so all I’m going to say is that the water looked mighty cold and the hill/mountain looked ominously steep. However, I am sure Mrs Cakes will do a full review of the event in time – so keep checking her site. *edit* here is the link to Mrs Cakes blog of the Snowman Tri
I was asked to take some piccies of the day – a kinda journal of the how the day panned out. Below are some collages of various images but if you want to see the full size images then head over to my flickr site.
Today I went on a bike ride with my cycling buddy and friend, Ash. We went to an area of North Wales that we haven’t yet explored with the aim of tackling one of the UK’s fiercest climbs- The aptly nicknamed Hellfire Pass (Bwlch Y Groes). Despite the temperature hovering around freezing for the majority of the ride it dampen our spirits as we were blessed with clear blue skies and lots of sun. This was my first proper ride for around 3 months and although I managed it (just!), I am now feeling the effects and don’t really have the energy to write anything. I’ll update soon but until then checkout the pictures in the gallery and if you’re really interested have a look at the data generated by my bike GPS computer.
The following photos were taken in Liverpool during the Tour of Britain 2008. The TdB was eventually won by Frenchman Geoffroy Lequatre riding for French team Agritubel. As cycling has grown in popularity the interest in the TdB has also grown. Although still only a relatively new tour, more and more quality teams and riders are signing up. The 2012 route has not yet been released but already promises to be a fantastic bike race.
More pictures of the TdB 2008 can be found on my flickr site.