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A nice cycle ride today

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Hi all

I thought I was in for a 'retake' of 2 days ago because when I reached the top of our hill I saw a rainbow, which was beautiful but then it started raining, fortunately it lasted only about a couple of minutes, I was more than happy with that.

I cycled into the city centre and took the pretty route home.

I cycled 22.854 miles so was happy with that and I wasn't muddy either - bonus. 😊

Hope you've all had a good day.

Alicia 🌈😊

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Snowdrops_17 profile image

That prevented a washing machine load as well πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ I have mud guards on my bike tires! German bikes have them automatically when you buy them when I was younger Alicia!

The grass still looks so lush now, stands out more I think in Autumn πŸ€—πŸŒ„

in reply to Snowdrops_17

Oh it certainly did.🀣🀣. I have mudguards but they aren't as good as the ones I had years ago when they covered the top part of the tyres and were quite a snug fit. Although the bigger and sturdier tyres don't give enough room for those kind of mudguards.

It really does, especially as the trees are nearly bare now. πŸ‘πŸ™πŸŒˆπŸ˜Š

Snowdrops_17 profile image
Snowdrops_17 in reply to

Yes, now mud guards are plastic and not so good I find! Ha never mind!

Enjoy your dinner Alicia as that bike ride must have made you hungry after πŸ€—πŸ˜‚πŸŒ„

in reply to Snowdrops_17

They are not good at all, mud up the back and helmet, not a good look LOLπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Thank you, I certainly will,I may have already had a sneaky snack of nutsπŸ˜‰

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Shyandretiring in reply to

Hi Crazyfitness

I remember getting filthy with mud all over my helmet and nuts, what a day !

in reply to Shyandretiring

Now that really does sound like a day, then spending ages washing the mud off.

I agree Jerry, it did look that way in the photos but I think that was the sun shining making the cloud look a lot darker. Oh it's definitely good for the soul.

A walk, not strenuous, with my youngest daughter tomorrow around Saltram Estate, National Trust grounds.

You have a good evening as well.

Alicia πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΅β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

Zest profile image

Hi Alicia,

Wow, lovely views. Glad you enjoyed your cycle ride - that's a lot of miles! Great that you weren't muddy either.

Zest :-) xx

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Hi Zest

Thank you, it was windy today and after a short burst of light rain it was dry, bonus. I avoided muddy paths on purpose.πŸ˜‰

Glad you had a lovely walk.

Alicia xxπŸŒˆπŸ˜ŠπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

Oh that's lovely and peaceful glad you saw rainbow there was a big one that filled the sky on way back from step dad's funeral many years ago and the record mam choose at funeral was over the 🌈by Eva Cassidy I must charge my phone again it seems to go down quick now xx

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It was lovely seeing it. What a lovely choice of song.

Yes the battery life doesn't seem to last long on some phones.


Wow!! What lovely photos. Glad you didn't get muddy!!! Bet your husband is isn't surprised when you do come back muddy πŸ€£πŸ˜‚I love Autumn and all the beautiful colours.

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Thank you Lynne, it was a good ride and I enjoy cycling home the countryside route.

Let's just say I'd never had mud on my helmet before πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ xxxxπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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Sheila_G profile image

Lucky the rain didn't take hold. There have been some very heavy downpours. Lovely photos.

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I was very pleased it didn't Sheila.

Thank you.


ddmagee1 profile image

Wow! What a beautiful, and peaceful, rural scene!! The rainbow would have been a perfect conclusion! Thanks for sharing!

in reply to ddmagee1

Thank you. You cannot beat the countryside. I wished I'd taken a photo of the rainbow now but I will next time.

Alicia πŸ™πŸŒˆπŸ‘

jeffmayer profile image

Good been too wet not been out since Mon grr

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I'm sorry to hear that Jeff, I hope you get some dry weather. Tomorrow for us isn't good at all.

diana1998 profile image

Lovely photos and bike ride. Fresh air good for the soul and well being! Our country lanes are too narrow for cycling for me so have my bike on a static stand in conservatory and look out at garden. Hubby cut lawns yesterday, hopefully last one?? Beautiful mild weather here in South East and no wind. πŸ‘

in reply to diana1998

Thank you. Totally agree that fresh air is very good, it's so good for mental health aka well being. Such a shame that the country lanes are too narrow. We have a very narrow lane going out of the village but it's not that long fortunately but I expect it's a nice view for you on to the garden.

I hope it's the last cut but you never know. It's fairly mild here in the South West and sunny today. Out for a 'normal' i.e. not a power walk later as I'm meeting my daughter as we can meet one other person outside.

Have a lovely day.


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diana1998 in reply to

You too Alicia. . Going to garden centre for plants to fill hanging bags.

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Thank you. We went to the garden centre earlier to get some paving slabs and membrane to stop the weeds coming through stones.

jeffmayer profile image

yes us too very wet weekend nice today though problem with pd is if you dont move you seize up

in reply to jeffmayer

Think I might be doing some strength exercises tomorrow, it's about time I did and it'll give me time for sorting out. Agree, you have to keep moving.

Bingo88 profile image

You really do put me to shame with all these miles on your bike I used to bike everywhere from very young age until about 22. And I loved it. But I certainly started putting weight on when I stopped. Your Amazing. Brian

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Thank you Brian but I do count myself as very fortunate to be able to do this as there are many others out there and on HU that would love to be able to exercise but because of health cannot. I'm so glad I enjoy it like I do and it makes me feel so good. It's very easy to put weight on, I've always had to watch my weight and that's where exercise comes in for me.

Thank you for your lovely words.

Alicia πŸ™

Williemom profile image

What a lovely day . I admire your tenacity for getting out and riding or walking .....you go girl!


in reply to Williemom

Thank you very much, it makes me feel very good.

Alicia πŸŒˆπŸ™πŸ€—

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