back to nottingham and familiar trails. tagging along with chris for one of his 'bike riding mondays', where you have to earn your cake. as usual i spent my time madly spinning behind, whilst chris pedaled along with a regal air about him. the only difference was the absolute concentration required by both of us to stay upright. we rode through hard compacted snow, dirty black snow, brown snow, yellow snow, soggy slush, icy ice, slushy ice, icy hard compacted snow and tarmac, blissful easy tarmac! it was a real slog of a ride but as chris said "only people who enjoy this, will enjoy it". we both sat with satisfied smiles in the cafe, having our cake and eating it.