The Best Laid Plans…
Yesterday someone told me off a bit for not using my bike more. It got me thinking about how I could use my bike more. “How can I use my bike more?“, I thought. On four days a week, I wear a suit for work. I’m also fortunate enough to have funding towards my car from my wonderful employers, so if I was to ride to work questions would rightly be asked. However there’s nothing to stop me going out for a quick ride in my lunch break on Fridays, the one day each week when we dress down.
So, I resolved that today would be the first day of the rest of my life. I’d put the bike in my car this morning, along with a change of clothes. At lunchtime I would simply get changed into my bike gear, get on my trusty Fat Boy, head away from work for 15 minutes, then head back, get changed back into my casual work gear and get back to my desk.
But of course it never happened. Kids’ homework, getting ready, sorting out breakfast and other things conspired to make it impossible to get the bike plus change of clothes packed in time. So here I am at my desk.
On top of that, my blood sugars dropped to coincide with lunchtime today. This hypo meant that I’ve been sat through my lunch break, staring through pinholes in a cold sweat and avoiding talking gibberish to anyone whilst my unusual lunch (below) took effect and put me right again.
So maybe it was a good thing that I didn’t get the bike in the car. I would have checked my sugars before setting off, but if I hadn’t been careful, the hypo whilst I was out riding would have been bad news. Maybe the Gods of Cycling were smiling down on me, really.
Every cloud, and all that.
So…. Next Week…
… I plan to put my bike and change of clothes into the car on Thursday night.
On Friday, I’ll ride out for 15 minutes, turn around and head back to work. Then each week I’ll see how much further I can get. It’s only once a week so I’ve got no excuse. Maybe with enough time, I’ll work out a loop I can TT each week, but for the time being a simple there-and-back ride with no route will meet my needs.
And now I’ve published it here, you might ask me how far I got. No pressure then.