I’ve been having fun and games with depression just lately and, although I know that cycling really helps, I haven’t been able to motivate myself. The weather hasn’t helped, I don’t like riding in the drizzle, the stair-rod type rain, the high winds and horizontal rain or any sort of rain for that matter. The wind has been pretty interesting too. All in all, I’ve not been feeling the love.
Today I was going to ride with Kenn but as he settled down with some awful american TV show that I’ve never heard of, it was obvious that he wasn’t planning on a ride so I changed, grabbed my Aftershockz and iPod and got out on my bike. It was gone 7pm when I went out and I knew that I had to be back in pretty sharpish as I have put my big lights somewhere safe and can’t locate them at this very moment.
I decided on the Wreningham cyclepath route, it’s 11 miles and quite enough for a short ride when I haven’t been out for a bit. Interestingly I rode most of it in big ring, only dropping down to the little clanger for turning right at junctions. I averaged 14.7mph all the way around but it felt faster so I was quite surprised when it took 45 mins to get home. The last half a mile was looping around a bit to make up the distance. 10.7 miles is just rude.
I might even make the effort to go out tomorrow but I’m not making any promises here.