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A velo-venture.

Newly acquired late 1970s model Peugeot men’s racer. It is in a terrible condition having not been ridden for almost two decades… But with a clean-up and some new parts could be a beautiful bicycle again. Let the velo adventure begin!

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So it was the most glorious day ever in Brighton today! The sun was shining to the max and it was my day off, so a bike ride was definitely in order. Having not really explored Brighton and surrounds too extensively, I decided to see how far I could ride. I ended up being pleasantly surprised with the outcome. After you cycle past the Brighton Marina the bike path opens up and follows the road along the cliff top. It’s quite a view both back towards Brighton and forwards along the cliffs face.

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This is the best view of the day… Or maybe this is…

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Well there were lots of good views all day so I am just going to post a bunch of photos and let you see for yourselves!

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As you can see it was all quite a wonderful adventure there were some pretty fun hills to climb and then the last part was all flat path, and not too many people around. Consequently I did some sprints and saw a fellow fixie rider cruising along on a similar mission. The final hill in the last photo was pretty epic and I was rewarded with a flat tyre from a pretty killer looking rock ­čśŽ Put quite a puncture in my tyre but the tube wasn’t too messed up as I was able to make it back into Brighton before it went totally flat. There was definitely some fast riding in order then. Having not been organised enough to buy a patch kit previously I popped into my local bike shop and picked one up on the way home. A project for later on!

After arriving home I relaxed with a rather large chickpea and mixed greens salad, with a smokey balsamic dressing and watched The Walking Dead. Good times. But they were not over. Oh no, not by a long shot. While consuming my salad and watching TWD I received a phone call from my friend inviting me to the beach to embrace the sun. The offer was accepted and before you know it I was having a┬ámarvellous┬átime playing hacky sack ┬áand skateboard cricket on Brighton’s stoney beach. The fun continued when we discovered table tennis tables and were able to procure some bats and a ball. Oh what fun we had. Laughing and playing, and getting highly competitive…

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After exhausting ourselves with the table tennis tournament we retired to the beach to watch the magnificent sunset and skim rocks into the ocean.

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So that was my day. It was rather magnificent, the only possible improvement would have been having my lovely lady with me!

The End.