I had a later start as had a mid ride coffee break to complete some cricket business. It was cold and didn’t really fancy stopping. Wearing 4 layers on top helped as did a nice breeze at my tail. I also had a detour to collect the fuel cap that I left at the petrol station last week-I used the “pay at pump” option and as I was in a hurry to get a premium parking spot at work, left it on the pump. A kind soul handed it in.

All safe and sound next to post ride snack in a cosy office

The ride back was uneventful but a real struggle into a cold 8mph northerly. Although he realfeel® was supposed to be 2°C less cool than this mornings -1°C, it felt colder. I had also forgotten to scoff a snack before I set out and sure enough started to slow & suffer at the half way point. That last 10km was sheer bloody hypo hell and I hated every second of it and cursed cycling forever vowing to never ride in the sodding British cold again. But when I got home the situation changed. “What a great ride!” I thought to myself “if that’s the coldest that I feel this winter then I can cope with that. It could have been a worse head wind AND raining as well so my cup is actually 2/3 full so it wasn’t that bad-you just need to harden up champ”…All within seconds of stopping while I loaded the bike into the van. Endorphins, I love you more than you could ever know.

I went in and necked a pint of water, hoovered the curried tofu burger that #1 son had made for dinner and anything else that entered my vision. In short, I ate the horse, the cart and chased the driver…

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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