Short video clip of a couple of blue tits feeding in the new feeder down at the cottage. The feeder is designed to allow these small birds to get at the food but to prevent other larger birds from getting in and taking the whole lot in minutes.
Simple pleasures, I get a lot of enjoyment out of feeding and watching these little fellows!
The 1958 Beaumont Trophy Road Race starting in Gosforth and held over the hills of Northumberland and covering approximately 90 miles.
The race commentary is provided by Bill Baty of the The Velo club, Bill was the winner of many races during his career and a multiple National Champion, he also wins this race crossing the line with his younger brother Norman who took second.
Unfortunately the very end of this recording is missing from the original material but the race was won by Bill Baty who provides the excellent and as always entertaining commentary on the event.
It is always sad to hear that riders had died or been injured whilst cycling. Bill mentions these things in his commentary as additional information but it's so sad to hear that some of these riders died whilst following their passion.
Great to see Ray Booty on the start line at 01:52.
Cyclo-cross as it used to be back in 1960. Riders wading through rivers throwing their bikes in before them, washing their bikes in the river at the finish, cleaning themselves in a mucky bowl of water and brewing up afterwards on a meths stove - this video has it all.
The wonderful commentary is provided by Bill Baty, himself a winner of the GB National Amateur RR Champs in 1958 and 1959. The races just aren't like this any more! I particularly loved the BarnesBurY CC catering arrangements shown at 20:14.
There is I believe quite a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the calibration of this cycle trainer. This in turn leads to riders not getting the best out of these devices and often not getting accurate and repeatable power data from them.
This short instructional video demonstration of a correct and repeatable calibration procedure is an effort to remedy this.
Random musings of a UK based cycling coach. In July 2010 rode the entire Tour de France route starting and finishing 3 days before the pros came through, particularly interested in power based training. Other interests include technology, video recording and editing, photography, sailing, the outdoor life and pretty much anything else!