Tower Bridge and snow

No training at all this weekend…despite now acquiring a replacement Turbo (loaner from the most generous Steve Flory) I was in London with my Dad, Mum and brother doing his 80th birthday present – an engineering tour of Tower Bridge.

The tour was great! Guided tour of the two towers and glass floored walkways then a back stage tour of the old control room and bascule chamber (where the bridge counterweight swings into a void at river bed level).

All very jolly – some pretty spectacular Victorian engineering, the riveters particularly we’re on piecework so there are some thing like 3 million rivets on the internal steel frame (typical Victorian over engineering!).

Have to work hard this week to make up for the lack of two long rides this weekend.

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