D’oh! I’m Just like Homer Simpson
. . . or a complete Muppet. I was booked to go into Newcastle this evening for a networking thing, and so headed off on my Sturdy Commuting Bike into a gusty headwind - late as usual, so I had to work really hard to get to the thing on time.
I made it - just.
Except not quite.
Having locked up my bike, I walked into the “sports” bar (nope - you got me, I really couldn’t see the connection, and everyone in there looked pretty out of shape), expecting the usual raised eyebrows at my day-glo T-shirt. Only to be told that the event was on TUESDAY, not Wednesday.
On the minus side, I missed a speaker that I was keen to hear, meeting a bunch of people I’d not seen for about a year, and wasted 90 minutes cycling.
On the plus side though . . . it was pishing down yesterday evening, so I’d have got soaked, AND having ridden out into that headwind, the ride home was just brilliant. Just past the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative’s shop in Byker, I passed one of our neighbours held up at the lights in his convertible Audi. He went the direct route home, and I took a more scenic wind assisted road, and it was a pretty close run thing - I think he beat me by about two minutes over nine miles!
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 06/25/2008
- Time: 23:07:48
- Total Time: 1:30:00.00
- Distance: 25 miles
- Average Speed: 16.67 mph