I Love It When These Things Happen
- Back on the bike today after some truly pigging awful weather for the last couple of days. Rain, 30mph crosswinds, and a lack of determination kept me off the bike. But today was BEAUTIFUL, if more than a little chilly - windstopper, fleecy-lined leggings, skiing mittens and a huge grin as the sun rose over the sea to send me on my way.
- Something was wrong with my bike computer, and it wasn’t working. But this too is a Good Thing - riding based on how it feels rather than what the numbers say seems to mean a whole lot more time looking at the scenery. Some people refer to this as "naked riding", and I can see their point - like the first time I walked naked down the street, this was a very liberating experience.
- But there was a huge queue of cars in Blyth - enough to spoil most people’s trip into work. Not me though. I just cycled past the frustration to the front of the queue, where I found a far from sensible 4×4 had broken down, and a steady stream of traffic coming the other way meant that no-one could get past it. (Unless they were on a bike.) I was sorely tempted to stop and help push it off the road, but then realised that if the people stuck in the cars right behind it were too stupid / lacking in community spirit to do something so manifestly in their own self interest, then why should I help them? This was Darwinism in action, and something I certainly wasn’t going to interfere with. So I continued along a pleasantly car-free road with Muse’s Unnatural Selection playing in my head.
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 11/10/2010
- Time: 18:18:04
- Total Time: 1:40:00.00
- Calories: 1461
- Distance: 29.5 miles
- Average Speed: 17.7 mph