Wednesday’s child is full of woe. Or at least he was threatening to be if I didn’t take him for a ride. So I did the only thing to be done in such circumstances – I took him for a ride. Well, I would have, if he was better at sitting on my ar*e and getting a tow…
As it was I mostly sat behind him or in front of him, wherever was most useful to make us visible to the inattentive car drivers. It’s clearly very important that they get home as quickly as possible, and they’re doing it on auto pilot. This is the downside of cycling after school – it may be light, but it clashes with rush hour. In fact we were very nearly run off the road by a flat bed truck with van on the back on the single track back road into Banwell. I don’t know what he was doing, but I don’t think he saw us at all…and he certainly didn’t move. Luckily he missed us. This however implies that he did something in order to avoid us. All it actually means is that the gap that we were forced into between him and the hedge happened to just fit us. And it was bl**dy close! We had to pull over and take stock for couple of minutes afterwards. Which is one of the reasons letting MiniMe cycle on the road is so scary :(.
Other than that it was a perfectly pleasant ride, though MiniMe was on a bit of a go-slow, and his gears means he was struggling going up hill, though he did his best. There was a bit more wind that we’d have liked, but lots of low evening sun – which has it’s pros and cons. Yes it’s pretty, and the views are long, clear and lovely, but the light tends to blind the aforementioned drivers.
As we came back up the hill past the Webbington, MiniMe informed me that he wants to be as good as me. Which is sweet. I pointed out that a) I wasn’t really very good as these things go and b) it won’t take him long since young boys get better faster than old women do. He said I wasn’t old. Aw bless *grin*. I wonder if he’s after something? ;).
Cycling time: 1:35:11 hrs
Distance: 20.01 miles
Avs: 12.5 mph
ODO: 9268 miles
I know I should probably be taking it easy, so this was a good ride for that, but I was champing at the bit slightly. My legs were feeling the need… It would appear that my DOMS isn’t Delayed, it’s just not coming, not that I’m complaining you understand! Anyway, I never have been renowned for my patience, but I, like MiniMe, did my best :).