Monday, 10 April 2017

Hard Going




This morning we cycled the Cathedral route.  No church in sight but the towering trees that create a vaulted, ethereal illusion as we cycle through.  It was very warm and sunny until we dropped down into the valley bottom and suddenly the temperature was icy.  We cycled past the ancient little house next to the mill pond, it looks idyllic in summer but it must get very dank and cold in the winter.

I am still struggling to get any pace at all.  I keep blaming my bike (I do this every year), I was convinced my brakes were stopping my wheels from going round this morning.  We are like the hare and the tortoise, Paul shoots ahead and then has a kip on the verge waiting for me to catch up.  It is very frustrating; last year I was able to keep up with him except for the steeper hills and it felt like we were cycling in unison.  It’s not going to be the same if we are cycling separately.  I must persevere, it’s early days.

On a more positive note I have just saved a lizard from drowning in the dogs’ water bowl. 


9 comments:

  1. Saving the lizard was your good deed for the day Sue, you should be allowed a cycle free day tomorrow in recognition of your good works !
    I do admire you for keeping going on that bicycle ! I haven't ridden one for more years than I care to admit to !

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    1. It's not a pretty sight but I love it when I'm going downhill.

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  2. Does Paul ever go cycling on his own?

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    1. Only when he takes the rubbish to the bins.

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    2. He should do some fast and furious rides on his own to let off steam occasionally.

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  3. Hmmmmm...who does the maintenance to your bike? Maybe someone is playing a little trick on you? :)
    Greetings Maria x

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  4. Make a small hole in his bike frame, and pour in molten lead. I saved two lizards from the dog's bowl yesterday, I'll have to put a 'ladder' in for them.

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    1. Ha - I love the molten lead idea!

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