It wouldn't be right to end the year without a decent blast on the bike. I had been meaning to try and do a loop from my door with as little road as possible for ages and so it was time to quit the talk and actually get out and do it.
In true hipster style I started the morning with an Aeropress and porridge and got out into a pretty beautiful dawn. I had the Lickey Hills in my sights as the nearest proper off road from the centre of Birmignham. I just followed my nose initially as I knew that there was a canal path and Sustrans route that would get me close. I was hoping to tie in a little bridleway too.
It really was such alovely way to spend the last morning of the year, and even the cafe at the visitor centre being closed didn't dampen my spirits.
I engaged homing pigeon mode on the way back, there was something quite inspiring to have taken in both countryside and gritty urban scenery in one loop.
It was very muddy but there is the basics of a great loop there for when the nights get longer again, Clent is not much further which would create an epic loop!
This year's posts
- - Funny Phonics - An alternative alphabet
- - Inktober - A drawing a day for 31 days
- - Crazy 8s - How they can help any designer
- - Personas, you don’t need them… but they help!
- - Screen Printing Fun
- - The countdown begins
- - In search of perfection
- - Going back to basics with Jekyll
- - The last ride of the year
- - Apprenticeships in the Design Industry
- - It's time to stop being a busy fool
- - The Business of Web Design 2014 #tboWD
- - My favourite band I never saw...
- - My first Parkrun
- - I am sorry Internet Explorer.. this cannot go on!
- - Know when to hold them... know when to fold them.
- - And that is why you don't want to spend too much time swimming and snorkelling!
- - Summer Solstice 2013 - A #microadventure
- - Getting Started with Responsive Design
- - It is OK to hoard... you never know when you might need something!
- - 10 ways to back up your design work
- - 10 ways the role of 'web designer' is changing
- - Time waits for no one
- - Websites are not for designers and developers, they are for users
- - Can you really design purely in a browser?
- - How do you support your ongoing clients with website updates/support? Do you use a retainer or charge hourly?
- - There is something about the darkside...
- - #ecomchat - Enhancing Ecommerce with Mobile
- - The problem with Getting things done...
- - Taking the blinkers off