This ride was to celebrate Chris' first work free Monday as he has opted for a 4 day week from 1st January 2013.
We agreed on a bike ride and I introduced him to NCN 43 and we started from Llansamlet and headed for Ystalyfera. Chris was on a retro Raleigh bike he has had from way back and which has carried him on some long bide rides. He recently sprayed it a stealth black and it looks good with its posh Brooks saddle.
I rode this route in November, the details of which can be found here. Nothing has changed apart from a small new stretch which cuts a small corner. The memorial to the mine disaster in 2011 is still very sad to read about - from the heart of a friend of one of the victims.
The weather was kind, dull but dry and it seems, at least until Chris said goodbye, his back problem behaved itself.
Here's to more sneaky Mondays.