finally some dry, warm weather in southern England - southwesterly wind about 10-20mph, 87 degrees, 80km - great ride with HH - riding north with the wind meant that we had a tailwind, a quick pace - at times it was silent
heading back south now in to the wind - didn't sweat despite the heat but the warm wind sucked the moisture out of both of us - a few tough (for rolling southern England) hills in the last 25k made the quick ride a solid work out before the family BBQ - I like HH's Rapha top but prefer my RBR hat
Biggleswade is such a comedy name - we usualy call it bigglesbottom, or biggleswiggle cause it makes us and our 3 year old laugh
I know and agree - I ride boutique British steel frames (Dave Lloyd roadie, Paul Donohue tour/cross, Pearson fixed frankencommuter) - HH, despite being German, has taste but got a great deal - he's the head of marketing for a high end running store and gets looked after by a large chain "sister" cycle store - unsurprisingly they don't specialise in boutique British bikes - and TREK's. are. everywhere.
they are still HM property and I believe a military installation - but you're right they are slowly dying - there was a programme on TV last year where the "great" British (geddit?!) public got to choose historic properties to "save" - the hangars were listed but weren't a finalist - the pictures don't really convey how ginormous they actually are - as you ride you're a bit mesmerised looking at them trying to take in the scale - they act like a magnet and pull me to the ditch - like on a mtb you go where you look
looking back at those pictures I don't think there's a cloud in the sky - we're all very pleased after the June and July we've had
I am always amazed how much England looks like Oregon. Do you know what they are farming in those fields?
When I was in the US Navy I spent some time working inside a blimp hangar in California. I remember the first time I went inside and looked up.... the incredible size was actually a little disorienting :crazy:
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