I’m Not Sure How To Deal With This…
Don’t get me wrong, I love my Other Half. I love life at home. I love arriving back from work to the welcoming bosom of my family.
But there’s a slightly unnerving feeling when your OH says she wants to join you on the weekly bike ride… isn’t there?
Let me explain.
My Tuesday Night Autopilot Loop is as much a part of my weekly routine as Saturday morning lie-ins and Sunday night Match Of The Day 2. I don’t so much compete against myself, but I do hammer it some nights in an effort to give my quads a beasting.
The solitude of the ride is a relaxing departure from the chaos and demands of normal daily life. Come rain, shine, hail, wind, ice or snow, the routine of following a similar loop week-in-week-out gives me an enjoyable escape.
With a second rider, no matter how pretty or how scintillating the conversation, the experience will be… well… just different.
So What Am I Going To Do About It?
I’ll tell you exactly what I’m going to do. I’m going to embrace the opportunity. I’m going to enjoy the company. I’m going to enjoy the experience of watching another rider’s experience increase and skills improve. I’m going to have the sorts of conversations that only take place when two people are relaxed.
Then I’m going to find another night to go out on my own and ride fast. 😉
Are you with me?