Sunday, 25 March 2012

Some Things

My Dad died last week.  He had bowel cancer and was going into hospital to have a section removed.  I think it was a far bigger operation than either he or my Mum let on.  Unfortunately the surgeons couldn’t stem some serious internal bleeding and he never regained consciousness.  All but my brother were there at the end.

That and various work commitments have kept me off the bike a bit.  Last weekend Jayne and I went up to Witherslack and did this ride again.  A bit of a rain shower but a great if tiring ride.

Yesterday we went out on the tandem for a 30 mile trip out to Barton Grange.  Today Karl, Alison and I drove  out to Abbeystead and set out for a sufferfest of hills.  Only 32 mile but 3900 feet of climbing.  Hard work but good.  My climbing was OK.  Kept up with Karl and Alison.

Jubilee Tower


Dad’s funeral is Thursday.




  1. Tough break, not coming out of surgery. My father is in rough shape, Dewy Body dementia is taking him fast. He fell last week and hit his face on the pavement. He may now have to go to assisted living. The aging process is hard to watch. My thoughts to you and your family.

  2. Thanks Boz,its been a tough few weeks.