- I rode back in time last night…
franksinatra – Member
No fancy bike technology where you are thinking about sag, pressures or overdue services. Just riding a bike.
I deal with all that by just not thinking about it 😉
Think the biggest change I’ve done for my cycling is just keeping stuff ready to go- want to ride? Go ride! Shoes and helmet by the door, always at least one bike fixed and ready, no excuses or delays. All those times when you’ve got time for a quick ride but by the time you’re done fannying about you don’t…Posted 3 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
..well, it felt like it.
9.00pm decided to go for a ride. Walked into the garage in the clothes I was wearing (shorts and t-shirt), pulled on a pair of shoes, grabbed the rigid SS and rode off.
No plan where I was going, no water, no spares, no pack, no gloves, no cycle specific clothing. I just rode.
I rode with no distractions, it felt like being 13 years old again. I pootled around local trails, saw amazing sunset, watched fishermen casting for salmon in the Tweed (unsuccessfully) and a Heron fishing (successfully). I stopped to chat to dog walkers and sat on a few benches. I didn’t get frustrated trying to photograph the perfect sunset as I hadn’t taken my phone.
It was the most relaxing and enjoyable ride I’ve had in ages. It felt like being a kid when you just grabbed your bike and went. No planning, driving or complications. No fancy bike technology where you are thinking about sag, pressures or overdue services. Just riding a bike.
This has unintentionally started to sound like a column in the magazine but I like to share it. Perhaps other people on here get so caught up in everything else they may have forgotten about the simple pleasure of riding a bike, I reckon I maybe had.Posted 3 years agorighogSubscriber
Funnily enough I did exactly the same last night.
Sandals, Dad shorts single speed, not been on it for a while and the tyres had just enough air in them not to be flat.
I fancied a beer ( or two ) and thought I should at least do a bit of ride to enjoy them a bit more, ended up riding for a couple of hours. Met my brother and his wife who could not believe I was allowed out of the house looking as I did.
Enjoyed the beers as wellPosted 3 years ago
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