24 September 2017

Fresh Goods Sunday - BBB Optiview Sunglasses nose piece BSG-33

I have tried several different manufacturers of sports glasses with optical inserts. The main problem I tend to have to the noise pieces tend to fail rendering the glasses not fit to wear unless you can purchase replacement parts. I am sick of buying expensive ones so bought some cheaper BBB models a couple of years ago. They have performed well but again the nose piece is a weak point and one side snapped off along time ago then the other side failed. I was on the hunt for a replacement part, the new distributor (Windwave) does not stock them so tried the old distributor (Greyville Enterprises) and they had stock! so when I was in Bishop I called in past Inspiral Cycles to see if they had an account with them. Yes was the answer so I ordered two so I would have a spare one. They landed within a week and a simple very small screw and the job is sorted and I can now wear my cycling glasses again.
RRP £5.95

EAN-13 Barcode: 8716683055535

Looks like its time to strip them back down again for a good clean!

Sunday morning loop upto Consett & batck on the Mason

This mornings ride was not the planned ride but a longer more local one instead. I was up and out before 7.30am to a beautiful morning but a fresh wind. I headed down the cycle track to Chester Le Street and around the riverside. Then along the road to Birtley in the cycle lane to join onto the C2C. Once on the C2C I turned left and headed straight up to Consett. It was tough going in places and getting colder. The Garmin was reading around 10 degrees and never got much above that. At the coal truck junction I turned left and straight down to Bearpark which was nice and fast but a headwind in places. The lines were quite quiet this morning, not sure why but all the better for me. Once at Baxters Farm I turned off the line and took the back way over the fields to Whitesmocks, around the back of New College and home via the Carrs. All in 38 miles, 2hrs 53min.
Below is a selection of some photos, enjoy and hopefully more soon -

Home and time to wash myself, bike kit in the washer and wash and lube the bike. Then on with some jobs around the house.

23 September 2017

Saturday morning ride down to Durham & back on the Mason

Been very busy this week so not had much spare time for exercise / enjoyment! not too worry as Angus was starting at 11am today so we had a ride down to Durham, Maiden Castle, up / down the Trod and back home via the dog kennel loop. I have fitted the XTR replacement brake lever so Angus was trying out the Krampgrease and there was no probs. I was back on my Mason to make sure its ok for tomorrows planned ride. As for today well we set off in sunshine but once we dropped down to Durham it was overcast and misty. It was not too cold and no wind so it was a pleasant ride. The University students are coming back this weekend so the river banks were busy with early arrivals and lost people. Below are some pics, enjoy and hopefully more soon -