Those hills look like very hard work but the scenery makes up for it!
Glenn is a keen photographer and takes some fine pictures:
I also put one of my thinnest, pudding basin, Thinsulate caps under the helmet to protect my ears. Which had been a bit too chilly with the TA cap in place. So I stayed completely comfortable without overheating. But lost the low, winter sun visor. The downside with skull caps is the pain of squashed sunglasses over the ears. Only 14 miles, so far, but I have to go out again.
The advantage of a trike is that it doesn't want to fall over as soon as you stop. Though a parking brake might helps sometimes. I usually get the wheels onto the verge. Which stops any wayward tendencies.
The trike offers a uniquely large carrying capacity between the rear wheels. It is also silent in use so it doesn't frighten the wildlife. Nor owners, when taking pictures of their homes. A motorbike or car stopping under the same circumstances might raise warning flags in the neighbourhood. A cyclist poses no real threat because they cannot easily escape with stolen goods. I find the people I meet are relaxed and friendly when I say that want to photograph their historical homes. Many complete strangers are interested in the trike.
Perhaps most importantly, one is usually travelling slowly enough to spot suitable photographic subjects and views. All without the hassle of finding somewhere to park!
I saw a small bunch of cyclists out training today. They have been rather sparse since the colder weather arrived.
I'm not sure whether to call this one "Cormorant takeaway", "Cormorants hung out to dry" or "Cormorant dry cleaning". Perhaps it's a quantum leap in Cormorant fishing technology?
Taken from the causeway out to Helnæs it was the cow, silhouetted on the saddle top, which caught my eye.
I did a loop down around the Helnæs peninsula and back. I still have to go out again to finish the shopping. 35 miles so far. Plus 8 more before lunch.
Three double (organic) eggs in one pack? Happy hens have twins? :-)
I think I'll make a rule to wear the Esse jacket below 40F and dig out some warmer gloves. Though they are bulkier it's no fun having cold hands. Feet are fine so far. Though I still carry the old BB Hardwear overshoes in the bag. Just in case of heavy rain or cold feet. New overshoes are silly money for what they are and foolishly short life. A couple of shaped bags with zips cost over £40 equiv? Nuts! 25 miles.
Not easy to photograph this active farmhouse because it was at the top of a steep, rough drive. It is almost hidden by huge barns until one gets quite close. I cropped those out. Unusual triangulation bracing and fine detail. Langsted is an attractive village consisting largely of farms.
A ton of shopping today. I couldn't lift the trike when I wanted to park it! I had a pleasant chat, with an old chap outside a village shop, about the trike. 20 miles.
Fossilised Brooks saddle. Believed to be ten thousand miles old! Cyclists were smaller back then. ;-)
I have finally found out how to have blog comments notified to me by email before publication:
Sign in> Open your blogspot posts list: Choose: Settings> Comments> Show comments> Blogspot members or Google members may comment> Moderate Always> Enter email address in the box for notification of moderation requests> Save changes to Settings.
It works! I hated missing comments. It felt rude not to answer yet I was always completely unaware that comments had been made on older posts. Unless I opened them all individually, of course. It required a search of every single post for comments! I have hundreds of posts and several blogs!
Each individual blog has to be set (as above) to notify the author by email. There are no blogspot general rules for this. Though one really ought to be able to make such obvious rules to cover all one's blogs in one go. It would better if moderation of comments and automatic notification were default choices for all blogs. Those wishing for any other comment rules could opt out in the Settings menu. It is not until certain choices are made in Settings that the new moderation box opens with options. This is downright daft IMO. It's no wonder I missed it! K.I.S.S! Keep It Simple Stupid!
I check the local weather forecast on the DMI website every morning before setting off. I'm simply amazed that the Danish Meteorological Institute would accept advertising from a bunch like the Uniblue scammers. Hasn't anybody checked the empty promises in Uniblue's endless scams? Free scam for this! Free scam for that! Here ya go. But free fix? In your dreams!
Do Uniblue want their usual £40 dead squid to fix your "79 critical problems"? Nope. Cheap at half the price! Only £20 squid, special offer, to fix your "82 critical problems". Hang on a minute! You said it was 79 critical faults just now and made no mention of paying to get my fix. No mention of what these critical faults might be. I run CCleaner every day. How can I have a load of old files cluttering up the place?
Only 14 miles, so far, but I'm going out again. Let us hope that I survive the wind chill factor on the descents! Brrr! :-)
After coffee and rolls it has dropped to 34.5F. It felt even colder on the second ride! One of those grey, raw days. I'm inclined to think it is humidity related.
I had another of those strange dizzy spells. A sort of completely detached feeling. I had to get off and take some photos in the hope of a swifter recovery. I'm sure it is due to riding on top of an undigested meal. The blood rushes to my stomach. Leaving my one, tiny brain cell starved of oxygen. I hope I'm not being too technical for some of you? :-)
18th 40F, 4.5C, thick mist, heavy overcast, breezy. Definitely a yellow sunglasses day. I'm experimenting with hats under the helmet. My purple, double layer Thinsulate is cosy and large enough to keep my ears warm. Though it makes the helmet look like a gull on a rock. The mist was thick enough for flashing lights again. It gradually cleared but remained dark overhead.