Is This A Sports Drink?
I had a bit of a strange day yesterday. A short 45 minute blast on the training bike (quicker than intended), and then when I got home, I thought the weather was just too perfect to drive to work. So after I’d showered, I saddled up Siegfried, and headed off to visit clients.
Just as I was leaving Whitley Bay at about 8:30 a.m., I overtook another cyclist, who was trundling along the cycle path at just the sort of sedate pace that the weather demanded.
I couldn’t help but notice the can he was drinking from - a tin of pre-mixed gin & tonic (or if you prefer, Jynan Tonyxx).
This has led me to three possible conclusions:
- He was on his way home from a night shift - this represented a perfectly civilised end to the day. Or . . .
- I was in the presence of Captain Brownbottle . Or . . .
- This is a sign of the increasingly mainstream, non-sporty, non-Lycra type of cycling in the UK. If it’s OK to drink and drive, it’s just peachy to drink and ride. Even at breakfast time.
Which of these was the answer kept me puzzling for the whole day - in the end, 50 miles in the saddle, and some very slight sunburn to my hands and forearms. It doesn’t get much better than this!