|Trees lining Warlingham Green on Sunday November 28th 2010 some time after 8am.|
The UK is currently in themidst of a nasty cold spell and it makes for a chilly cycle
to Botley Hill – so cold we went there and back non-stop
|In memoriam – two wooden crosses in the icy ground commemorating|
Warlingham's war dead
Unlike me, Andy doesn't have a balaclava. He set out with just a crash helmet on and had to return home to get a hat. As a result, he was about 20 minutes late, giving me time to take a photograph of myself wearing the balaclava as well as some other shots: one of an ice sculpture somebody had left on the Green and another of two small, wooden crosses in remembrance of dead soldiers.
|Ice sculpture on Warlingham Green|
Don't get me wrong, this was serious stuff and being as there was nobody else around I figured the sooner I warmed up the old chap, the better; but the old chap was having none of it and in the end I resorted to a warm shower, which sorted everything out and, after a while, I felt human again. It made me think seriously about researching whether 'willy warmers' – a novelty piece of knitwear from the 80s – were real and, if so, where could I get one.
|Once Andy gets his balaclava we plan to re-name our blog as|
The Real No Visible Lyrca or, as I suggested, the Continuity No Visible Lycra.
Call the cops!
I didn't go cycling yesterday (Saturday 27th November) because I went to Twickenham to watch England be beaten by South Africa. The final score was 21-11 and yes, it was cold. Thanks to Sky TV, however, we had a nice, warm box, and some decent food too.