Failure & The Weather To Match It
Bah. I didn’t get elected to the CTC’s National Council - found out by email on Monday just before I left work in the evening. I was pretty cheesed off about this - both because it’s something I wanted and because the overall number of votes cast was so small. Just a little extra effort on my part would have tipped the scales.
So when I left for home I was upset and angry at myself - not the best frame of minds in which to go playing with the Road Monsters. Fortunately the weather had plans to take my mind off my own problems though, and it absolutely pished down for the first half hour of my ride.
There’s nothing like having to breathe through a snorkel while you ride to put some perspective on things. And then for the last few miles, the setting sun shone on my progress from under the clouds’ edges, putting a whole new gloss on the whole damned thing.
So that evening we greeted triumph & disaster for the impostors they are, and toasted both in equal measure with cold, dry champagne.
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 10/18/2010
- Total Time: 2:00:00.00
- Calories: 1753
- Distance: 34 miles
- Average Speed: 17 mph