Sick

No, not me but Leo. When I woke at 5  with a torch shining in my eyes accompanied by his whimpering I could have put money on not being able to get out on a planned 50km this morning. And so it turned out. Lego, Minecraft and Fifa15 ruled the roost which was in direct contrast to yesterdays activity.

We all went out on a 10km family ride after lunch to The 3 Willows pub. It was cold and dry on the 1st leg but started raining when we got there.

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After a drink it had stopped so Kate went back to start the roast chicken dinner while I stayed behind to play some “test rugby” with the boys.  We left for home not long before dark and when we got to the Flitch Way, the heavens opened 20min from home.  We churned through the mud in the dark, splattering our clothes like a blood soaked hero in an early Peter Jackson movie. We challenged the elements to throw even more at us and they obliged.  We got back soaked, tired and hungry. It was good.

I don’t generally like riding in cold, dark rain but this was different. An occasional family adventure on the bikes is something to savour as opposed to the usual lonely commute. It wasn’t fast but felt like it as we ran the gauntlet of those falling icy rods. We all grew a bit yesterday & was easily my favourite ride of the week. I’ll take that instead of a bleak 50km anyday…

BTW, Wales beat the All Blacks for the 1st time since 1953-not a great omen for the coming weekend in Cardiff…

About biking2work

Sometimes bad tempered Dad to 2 sons who break things. Use the 2 wheels to get from A to B when I can
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4 Responses to Sick

  1. bribikes says:

    There is nothing like an epic ride through mud. Sadly, I can never get my family members to come with me.

  2. biking2work says:

    Nor me unless we’re ambushed by it. Commuting at 4a.m.??! WTF???!!

  3. capejohn says:

    Riding in the cold and dark can be enjoyable. Adding rain changes that to an adventure.

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