Friday, 27th June 2014: Sometimes you just have to fit in your cycling around the weather, which means taking a chance sometimes. It is always tempting to head out on a Friday afternoon – POETs day has a strong psychological pull – well for me anyway. When there is rain around I tend not to take so many pictures – I try to avoid getting wet if I can.
I often cycle out to Wicken Fen via Upware and back on Lodes Way. Unless it is really wet I tend to cross the A1123 and then use Docking’s Lane to get to NCN11. I have to have my wits about me on my Hybrid bike (Maisie) with 25mm tyres, but on my 29er (Tillie) it is pretty easy – I except my back gets splattered as I ride through the puddles in the ruts. The sky threatened rain and there were spots around.
Spuds growing alongside Docking’s Lane
The first sign of trouble tends to be the wind picking up. it was pretty calm as i cycled through Wicken Fen along NCN11.
There was definitely rain around.
Sunday, 29th June 2014:
There was quite a lot of serious rain on Saturday afternoon, so I did some chores around the house instead. By Sunday I was going a bit stir-crazy so I went out, without worrying about the weather. There was even more rain. I got wet, although not as wet as the weather record for that day might suggest.
Potatoes growing in a field alongside White Fen
They benefitted form some rain
Onions – they probably also benefitted from the rain
When you know you are going to get wet when cycling and just accept it, it isn’t as bad as you think it might be.
Monday, 30th June 2014: After the last few days rain, Monday was meant to be dry – well it would have been rude not to have a quick spin out and about.
Rosebay Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium or Fireweed or Chamerion angustifolium)growing alongside Barston Drove.
Rosebay Willowherb – Barston Drove - Reach
Church Hill seen from Barston Drove
Electricity Pylons from Straight Drove
Unnamed Drove heading towards Commissioners’ Drain
Track to Spinney Abbey (Farm)