Fat Lad’s Fantastic Friday Photo Frenzy

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With a shocking day at work over, rock solid trails begging to be ridden and the spare two hours of daylight a sneaky ride had to be bagged.

Work clothes to be rapidly discarded across our boudoir…

There that’s better 🙂

Very quick bite before I head out, sadly no coffee in the pot to go with it…

Helmet, gloves, buff, helmet, gloves, buff, helmet, gloves, buff…

Elvis ready to go…

All zeros, and yes I couldn’t be arsed to dig out the heart rate monitor.

Hey, is that a Florida Bike shop jersey? I think my Bikechain one is in the post or something…

The tarmac killer to the trailhead

First taste of dirt, and it was very very good.

The Better Climb Than Descent™ It really is…

Suffering up to the ruins…

That reads 405ft…

This reads 201ft… I think the Bike Chain one is in the post or something

Picture here for posterity as in a few weeks it will be so overgrown it will be unrideable…

Zooooooooom, on a climb no less. Check out the new disco slippers too

The play woods, I was half expecting kids on really cheap bikes flying over the doubles and drops.

The sun dropping away…

To be quenched in the Reservoir.

Pootle Crew rules… don’t clean it you don’t get to play at the bombhole.

Radioing in home…. “FEED ME!!”

My home town in all it’s former Mill industry glory.

Back, hmm not too bad considering all the photo stops.

Oh Yes I deserve that…

Fun, fun, fun….

Fat Lad

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  1. Posted April 4, 2009 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    overgrown trails just need pruning!

  2. Posted April 4, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Really had to bite my tongue……….. wanted to offer ‘Photo Pointers’ to Al of all the things I learnt on Seb’s course. Instead I smiled sweetly whilst wishing I had gone out and played taking photos of Al with my camera 🙁

    Posted April 6, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Alright, alright!! No mas, por favour! The infamous jersey in question has been sitting on my dresser for some time, mocking my laziness and forgetful nature. Shoot me an email with your address, and I’ll send her on her way to the promised land of your dresser.

  4. Posted April 14, 2009 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    How do things get to other countries? Rockets?

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