Primaveral encounters….

When you ride off-road (known as “rough-stuff” in some cycling circles), you stumble into all kinds of surprises, and some remind you that Spring has finally arrived.

I nearly ran over this grass snake...graceful little creature

I nearly ran over this grass snake…graceful little creature

This little egg was probably the victim of a predator

This little egg was probably the victim of a predator

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My first cowslips

My first cowslips

Grafham Water framed

Grafham Water framed

Of course, we are a serious danger to road vehicles.......

Of course, we are a serious danger to other road vehicles…….

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About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on April 25, 2013, in Aspects of Britain, Cycling UK and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Still waiting for Dutch spring, Frank. 10 deg max forecast for this weekend.

    • Glad you told me Richard. I’ve been wanting to plan a few days of tandeming with Jenny, to take in the spring bulb fields. But obviously not yet. Maybe you can send me an alert when the conditions improve.

  2. The egg shell is equally likely to be the result of a safe hatching; parent birds dispose of their shells away from the nest to avoid attracting predators.

  3. Good to see that the old work horse is still going strong and not an installment at the Kew Gardens.

    • Yep, it’s still in service for 2 reasons: 1.the bottom bracket of my road bike has worn out, and waiting for a new one (they tell me I’m doing too many miles……;-) and 2.I’m having a bespoke frame built to replace the ‘work horse’ and it’s a 3 month waiting list.
      Your trip to Hawaii sounds exciting!

  4. I’m starting to accept that spring really is here, and that it’s not just a passing phase. Having realised I should probably do some training before I do the Nightrider, I’m looking forward to getting out on my bike soon and seeing a few more signs of spring for myself.

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