The view from the cycle path

The other week I wrote about how the view on my ride to Newton Dee is different all the time. Today it looks like this.

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The cycle path had a thin coating of snow which made a nice crunching sound as I cycled along it.

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What do you think of my hat? I got it in Dublin about a year ago. The sunshade is just wide enough to shade my eyes from the sun.

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I feel very safe on Busby in the snow. Indeed I feel safer on Busby than in a car and probably go faster, as I’m sure my brother-in-law can attest (he was forced to follow behind me in the car one snowy day over Christmas and from what I gather only the local ants were going at a slower pace).

I got a new saddle for Busby about a month or so ago. It’s a Brooks Cambium C19 which is made from rubber and aluminium rather than leather.

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It looks really nice and suits Busby.

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It’s not a soft and cushiony seat but comfortable, nevertheless. I can tell the bones in my pelvis are taking the weight rather than my private bits and so I can recommend it. I haven’t gone any great distance on it yet – I’m a commuter cyclist and cycle every day but only short distances. The furthest I’ve gone is Newton Dee which is about 8-9 miles in total and it’s fine for this length of time. It’s definitely a huge improvement on the haemorrhoid seat.