After having far too much beer the day before, today was full of rest, demotivation and sloth. It would’ve been easy to direct the boys to do all the jobs but they had school work to get on with. A load of washing, doggie walk and sweeping the floor was all I was up for this morning after a lie in waiting for the paracetamol to kick in for my complaining head.
Master 12 mentioned a ride but couldn’t go out until after his last scheduled live lesson at 2pm. We went up to the old WW2 airfield and hopped down to the shop for some supplies. It was his first time out on 2 wheels for a week and it gave him the benefit of completing his PE homework for the week. We had a 50metre stretch on some road which I hogged to allow him the luxury of avoiding fast traffic getting too close. When we got onto the trail up to the airfield, he asked me why the cars were passing so close. I gave him a variety of reasons, ignorance being the most easily explained followed by the punishment pass phenomenon where drivers don’t think that people on bikes should be on the road.
He found the going tough on mostly unpaved paths or breaking concrete runways but he toughed it out with the implicit promise of a softdrink at the shop for his troubles.
Otherwise it was as per for a Monday day off.
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