My very first fathers' day, on either side of the equation, because of these two little monsters, and it's been a cracking weekend. They're not sleeping too well at night at the moment, and the heat really isn't helping, which means we're sometimes up 5 or 6 times a night. It helps that they've both got a lot of personality and that @inkycollective is such a LEGEND.
Managed to sneak into the workshop for an hour to put the discs on these and fit their boots. They shall also be known as Poppy and Clementine. The Challenge Strada Bianca tyres are a total PITA to get onto the rims because they're completely flat before you put them on and inflate the tube. Massive thanks to @augustbicycles for an awesome set of hoops
Practically finished *ahem* A year after starting this build I'm nearly ready to finish it, thanks to the arrival of the twins. Some finishing touches still to be done at @thebicycleacademy, and wheels are coming courtesy of @augustbicycles, who's advice has been invaluable. After that, a little more sixty grit, off for paint, build and ride…hopefully before the girls start school. Now, what have I forgotten…?
2016's been full of surprises. Personally I've had an amazing year. New job at the end of '15 is really fulfilling and we're doing really good work. Moving to a (necessarily bigger) house in an area we didn't know has been fantastic. Riding Ride London with Si was such a great day (and a half decent time). And of course the early arrival of the twins. It's been a tough couple of months with them but we're starting to get feedback as they smile and giggle. We're also getting another couple of hours sleep per night, which is a massive help. I just hope 2017 is as good for our little family, but in a totally different vein politically and culturally. Much love ❤️