Well, it is a lovely day….
Bluebell resting in the shade:
Really nice change, try it sometime.
It started off so well…
I then carrier on into a muddy field that had been chopped up by cows. Fine, until my road tyres wouldn’t grip, I’m then stuck in the mud, which was mostly… poo. I was in my work clothes, I’ll show you my shoe (which got a lot worse after this photo):
Upon returning to the office I cleaned up a bit in the toilet area (saying toilet sounds like the actual toilet which would be wrong). Anyway, a guy looked at me strangely as I wiped my shoes down with a rag (incidentally the same rag I have around my headset), he didn’t wash his hands after finishing his wee, he’s got a cheek.
Anyway, shoes will need a real clean now, but it won’t put me off future lunchtime rides.
I fancied getting away from my desk this lunchtime, a walk I thought, nah, too boring, let’s take Bluebell for a spin.
Four miles later and I was back at the office ready to eat my lunch and take on the rest of the day.
Ok, maybe I had a moan about the awful cycle path design that’s been recently (since google streetview) implemented on a pointless piece of path that goes nowhere. Wasting my taxes on paint, dismount and end of cycle path signs….
Anyway, I think it’s something I’ll try and do again, that is when I’m not cycling the kilometre into town to buy lunch. On that note the time it takes to walk into town is massive, can’t be bothered with it, but the ride is a joy.
It’s also nice to do these short rides in normal clothes without having to dress up for the occasion. It also makes me wonder why people walk and why more people don’t just hop on a bicycle? Could it be said awful cycle paths? Roads “allocated” to cars rather than all road users? Fear? OK, who cares, I’m a confident and competent cyclist who uses the road for what it is meant for………… CYCLING!
Ah, quick Q & A, can you guess which is more, the damage done to the road from:
A dozen cyclists
Proportionally who do you think pays more for the roads compared to the damage done?
OK, I have more, but I’ve said enough now and I’m at peace with the subject for now.
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