(written at 4pm)
T, A and I are sitting in the car in a car park in the Lee Valley while K is valiantly putting the bikes back on the roof – in the pouring rain.
We have just finished a 2 hour bike ride past lakes, weirs, barges and rowing boats. We’ve had sunshine, showers and torrential rain. Have we had fun? Hell, yeah! Down hills screaming our heads off, up hills panting our lungs out, and along narrow towpaths shouting “keep right!” to A to stop her falling in the water!
I have been lucky enough to have been bought a fab new bike by K which is a dream to cycle (the chain doesn’t keep falling off for a start) and I am falling in love with cycling. Still not sure about heading out on the roads yet with A but loving our discovery of the trails round the Lee Valley and looking forward to trying out other places we’ve heard of and particularly looking forward to our holiday in August.
So yes it’s raining, and yes we’re all a bit cold and tired but I think I can safely say it’s been a happy day (so far. I am desperately trying not to think about T going away tomorrow for the week. Going to miss him very much.)