Getting Ideas Above My Station
Today I had to visit three customer sites - one in Walker, one in Sunderland, and one just up the road from home. Unfortunately, our car’s suspension went ‘pop’ at the weekend, so the car was in the garage . . .
So I had to go by bike!
To prove that this evening I have more time on my hands than is good for me, I’ve re-traced the route I took on the Gmaps Pedometer. It’s quite a chore to trace curves on this, so the mileage came in a little light at 33.65 miles, compared with my (verified) cyclecomputer’s 34.56 miles, but you can see the route here anyway.
The weather was pretty good - slightly overcast, and not too windy. Which was a relief considering the way I’d loaded the bike up. Laptop - check! Assorted cables - check! Power adapter - check! Camera - check! Notepad - check! Full change of clothes - check! Shoes - check! Fluids - check! Fluorescent waterproof jacket - check! Digital projector - check! No, really - digital projector.
By the time I’d got home, minus the projector which I’d handed over to Business Partner at
Checkpoint Charlie Sunderland, I felt a little tired . . . but basically like Tony the Frosties Tiger. (In case you missed that as a kid, Tony always feels GRRRRRrrrreat!)
So then I started thinking . . . and thinking . . . and while I was out walking Huge Dalmation with my Daughter this evening (she was on her bike - no stabilisers - well over a mile - soooo proud!) I thought,
“So here we go then. This year I’ve just got to go up to Olympic distance. Olympic?! That’s for BIG GIRLS BLOUSES - I CAN GO MUCH FURTHER THAN THAT! HALF IRON-MAN HERE I COME. NO, WAIT! WHY STOP AT HALF!!!!!!!!!!!!!?“
You’ll note the ranting, strident style; the use of bold and capital letters in my head; and the excessive exclamation marks. Clearly I’d not rehydrated too well during the day, and I was starting to get delusional.
Time to come back down to earth - I don’t think I’m ready to be playing either of the Two Ronnies’ parts to any real triathletes out there who’d care to take on John Cleese’s role!