So that Belated Big Birthday Ride scheduled for today, wasn’t quite so Big, but we got out there anyway. We took the unusual step of driving part way and then cycling to Kurnell.
Reader, I was really pretty knackered both during and after. Gosh, fitness is an ephemeral thing! It is going to take me a bit longer than I had anticipated to get back to my earlier form – that cold knocked me around much more than I thought.
There were however two very good things:
Thing 1. I handled the (very small) hills much better than I ever have.
Thing 2. I shared the road with big, big trucks and cars – even the bit where there was not a designated cycle lane!
This is pretty tremendous!
In exciting news I finally got to try out my new summer cycle gear! I am very happy with it – very light and breathable! And well worth paying the extra money for superior quality.
We stopped to watch a boat for bit – while being attacked by hundreds of flies (worst part of summer). Even though we love ThePalace(OfLove), we really do miss living right on the working harbour (though of course it is no longer working).
We’re definitely getting back to that regular weekend riding.
Next up – tomorrow I attempt to run.