It seems pathetic to complain about the weather here in the UK when blogging friends in the USA have been confronted with a couple of hurricanes in the past fortnight or so and almost certainly have more to come. However, summer 2008 never really made it on to the stage here. By some time in July the best it could do was limp on from the wings, mutter a few lines, splutter and cough, and beat a hasty retreat before yet more heavy cloud formations marched in from the south-west to give us an almost unprecedented soaking and deprive us of daylight at the same time.
That is why this blog has been a bit quiet about cycling lately and, if the medium range weather forecast is any guide, may well remain so until after my next trip into the city when I will look for some waterproofs. I am wondering what to buy. My cycling is of the relatively unhurried leisure variety for which I wear everyday clothes. Overtrousers seem to be a good idea and I think probably a jacket rather than a cape, although I found the latter quite effective years ago.
This morning I did my frequent tour of the blogs linked to this one and was disappointed by a few where there have been no new posts for several weeks. I do not want my list of links to become too long – and I would prefer my links to be reciprocated wherever possible. So I have decided that where a blog is not linked to this one, and has been inactive for six weeks or more, I will delete the link. It will all be reversible of course should the circumstances change.