This mornings ride I had the pleasure of my eldest daughters company as she cycled to work which was really nice. Got her a bike a couple of weeks ago, a really smart hybrid with 3 speed Sturmey Archer gears. Its incredibly light and looks really good.
Another cold but dry day, forecast for the week does not look too bad. This Friday, the 13th February, I have signed up to take part in, International Winter Bike To Work Day Even though I am on a rest day that day I intend to ride to work and back again, hopefully folk reading this blog will want to take part as well.
I was kind of hoping that as I stared this challenge it would begin to stretch me, and it has. I feel more and more confident with each ride I do. I used to be the sort of person that started something and never saw it through to the end! Much to my wife’s chagrin there were a number of unfinished ‘hobbies’ or ‘projects’ which I started with enthusiasm but after a while soon fizzled out! I was a bit like that with jobs! After leaving school I went from one job to another, if I got bored or just had ‘itchy feet’ I would move on to something else. Thankfully the job I am now in I really enjoy and have been doing for 15 years this year. But with the cycling I have found that, ‘I can do that’, and it has really boosted my confidence. It started April last year. Out of necessity I had to ride to work and also working with a couple of guys who were into cycling helped. It was really decent of them to take a middle aged bloke under their wings and we went on a few rides together and I found that not only could I keep up but I thoroughly enjoyed myself also. Its so encouraging to think that this is how I feel after a month! I am really looking forward to what the next eleven months have in store, watch this space.