Get your motor running, head out on the highway.
Looking for adventure and whatever comes our way…..
Yeah, perhaps not.
Have you seen the weather forecast?
Yeah me too and what is outside doesn’t resemble the warnings we were given over the past couple of days!
They said it was going to be bloomin’ terrible so I had already decided to say to the world “If you think I’m getting on my new steed and going out in that, then you have another think coming and thats for sure and certain….” 😉
But if I am honest (and I pretty much always am) I see no sign of bad weather (the sun is even trying to poke his head through the clouds!) so I think the meteorologists may have gotten things slightly off but you can never be too sure…. 😉 It’s bitterly cold (I mean for the home counties people, I know we ain’t in Alaska – as much as I would LOVE that…!)
Anyway, enough weather warnings, back to the story.
Hooray for me! I picked up my bike yesterday and rode it home.
It was brilliant to be on the road again even if it was only for a few minutes.
But the more and more I think about it, the more and more I really want to get out on that little cracker and enjoy the experience of belting along the country lanes, getting myself all muddy on the rutted tracks of the Ridgeway after traversing tricky trails through the woods.
But I am not THERE yet. I have to leave all the things I used to do to one side and simply concentrate on NOT falling off! So to that end I shall not really put the bike through its paces as I really do have to learn how to ride again before I start slogging my way around the countryside like the lunatic I once was all of those years ago. However in light of the fact that the weather isn’t actually as bad as was forecast, I shall now definitely get me my backside in the saddle, brave the icy temperatures and go have some fun!
Because yesterday’s temperatures were so icy , when I collected the bike I also picked up some cycling tights to wear under my shorts and some gloves so I suppose this now gives me the perfect excuse to try these two things out and see if they are up to snuff. The thought of riding with cold legs and hands didn’t really matter to me when I was younger and carrying a nice covering of body fat but now I am rocking a lower BMI body with much lower reserves of insulation, that icy chill really does bite and it bites hard as well!
I must also admit to being talked into buying a helmet and although I’m not too happy with wearing it around the town or anywhere for that matter, I will endeavour to give it a try and we will just have to see how that goes. It’s weird but whenever I put on an “open face” style helmet of any kind whether it be car racing, motorcycle or in the case bicycle, I always feel I should be looking for the person to give me directions to the cannon I am about to be shot out of…!
Still, safety first and all that.
What was it I said yesterday?
“All the gear and no idea”
Well today we will put that the test. I shall try to get a few shots of me on this mornings inaugural trip out, that way I can share them with you guys and show you just how daft I look and how much I am willing to suffer for your enjoyment…..
Stay out of the fridge.