13 November. What a glorious day to be out cycling. And today I passed my mileage target for the year: 2,000 miles. Let's see how many miles I manage to clock up by 31 December, and then I'll set a sensible target for 2017.
2 November. I ought to be doing more of this – getting up and out to greet the sunrise. And these crisp, clear autumn mornings always remind me most of my early days at art school. Going from an innocent schoolboy to mornings spent life drawing in the always very chilly Chapel Road annexe. Happy days (the sixties: and yes, I do remember being there).
30 October. One thing you quickly learn as a cyclist is that there are an awful lot of self-righteous people in the world. But quite why they're so ready to direct their anger at an old man on a bicycle is quite beyond me. Anyway, I got told off yet again this morning. What for this time? That new light of mine is too bright. Apparently.