Sun, sea and sand… and a copy of Mountain Biking UK.
I know, I know, it’s my honeymoon, I should be off doing incredible things and enjoying the sun, sea and sand as much as I can. However, that doesn’t stop me buying the latest copy of Mountain Biking UK and enjoying reading all about bikes, trails and new kit.
Don’t worry, I wasn’t glued to it and most of my time was spent enjoying my honeymoon. It was an amazing holiday and I wouldn’t change it for the world. However, that doesn’t stop me from wanting to ride my bike.
I’d bought a copy while in ASDA a couple of days before the wedding as some reading material, mainly for the flight which was going to be 13 hours long. As it turns out I didn’t actually read my magazine on the flight. Too many good films I wanted to watch instead. As such, it was a nice surprise when lounging by the pool and realised I had safely tucked it away in my bag.
I got the usual response from my wife in the form of “so which bike are you buying now?”. She clearly knows me too well, and after I’d told her my shopping list and received her well practised rolling of the eyes and a slight smirk I went back to my magazine.
I hadn’t treated myself to a biking magazine for a while and it was great to be able to flick through, read some of the articles on big adventures and new bikes. Turns out e-bikes are becoming more and more popular. I think I may have to have a proper go on one and report back.
The magazines are also quite good for recommending routes to go on. Some of them are local to me, which is always a bonus, others are a little further afield. Now have a good stockpile of routes to try out I just need to go and do them. Also mentioned, in the particular magazine I was reading, was a run-down of some of the new winter kit that has either just come out or is due to be available soon. This is probably a better investment than a new bike at this time seeing as the colder days are starting to draw in. Plus my mountain bike kit is looking a little tired. Any excuse.
Having gotten back home, now missing the sun, sea and sand, I can at least still flick through it from time to time and start making my Christmas wish list.
Does anyone else like to read biking magazines, regardless of where you are or what you’re doing?
Until next time.
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