Cycling pledge, day six
Day five: Easter Sunday
Day two,Thursday, aka work a day, cycled to town in the hot sunshine, walked home after an evening at the pub
This really snuck up on me this year. Where has the time gone? Etc, etc.
However here we are, 1st of April 2015, 30 days of cycling pledge, year three
What I want to achieve this year:
Following a period of inactivity on the cycle front over the winter, broken only by rides which had a 99% chance of me falling off,I am now petrified of my race bike, this must be dealt with.
Last time I went out on it, only a couple of weeks ago, everything scared me, corners, gears, clips, there was a lot of screaming.
I would also like to fit in a bit more cycling themed sewing, however I have about a billion costumes to make this month, so I’m not hopeful.
I needed to collect a parcel from the post office which is only about a mile and a half from my house, a nice gentle start.
However on collecting said parcel I discovered that it was huge, and heavy. Unperturbed I went on to do my food shopping in the co-op, using the top of the box as a kind of rubbish shopping basket, which mostly ended badly, before heading back to my bike.
Here is my bike with the parcel;
And with my backpack, which I brought to put said delivery in, for scale;
However I figured as my trip home was off road and not cycling would but just as hard as cycling and so gave it a go. The ferocious wind didn’t help, but I did just about manage with the box balanced on my handle bars and by bending my knees outwards so as to avoid knocking the box and unbalancing everything.
That was my one and only cycle ride for the day.
But the husband is also clearly feeling the biking vibe as after getting home from work he proceeded to take a bike wheel completely apart before rebuilding it, in the lounge as shown;
Various parts were washed in the bath before the whole thing was rebuilt, you see he is about to start on a cycling project of his own, hopefully some of which will happen this month so as to pad out my drivel.