Thursday, June 29, 2006

Surfers chase the perfect wave, I suppose the cycling equivalent is the perfect ride. They're probably about as rare. A flawless winter's day today, a dazzling blue sky, about ten degrees. A slight tailwind all the way. A cheery greeting from everyone I passed. All the muscles working in concert, an effortless gentle spin all the way to work.

I should take a photo. A day like today is something to remember the next time I get rained on as I toil into a headwind in the dark.
In other two-wheeled excitement, my old track frame should be back from the powerdercoaters tomorrow with a fresh paint job. I've ordered a new crankset from the UK and my audax licence is apparently sufficient for me to be allowed into Melbourne's flash new indoor wooden velodrome to do some lazy laps at $5 an hour weekday mornings on the way to work.

2,961km so far this year.

2 comments:

Tom Mayer said...

Oh, you have reminded me about my old dream. I always wanted to buy a good and expensive bike. Perhaps, the time has come when I am ready to do this.

Karen said...

I dream about buying a bike and riding it on shiny summer days. It's a wonderful feeling that can't be compared with any other.