The ‘Is it a mouse’ route. The fed up ride

Again, I really really didn’t want to go out but I’d had some pringles and some carrot cake. I also had proper lunch for a change so thought that I had better.

I decided to do the ‘is it a mouse’ route. The route doesn’t look that mouse like to anyone but me but it’s my ride so I don’t care. I just spent a good half an hour working out where Paint was on this windows 8.1 crappy laptop. I miss my Mac.

By the time I was a quarter of the way round, I decided that my love affair with cycling was well and truly over. Once I got half way round I thought that I might like it a bit after all. I was listening to the Manic Street Preachers and Matchbox Twenty most of the way round. A bit of an unholy alliance but the iPod was on random. Somewhere around 3/4 of the way round, I’d hit my stride, so to speak and was feeling OK and the last 2.5 miles was a bit of a maul. I was tired but seemed to be spinning along OK.

10.5 miles in 42.58 isn’t about to set any new records, except for maybe slowest woman on a carbon bike. It was a bit faster than I thought though. Averaging 14.7mph which is about the same as yesterday. I do need to kick myself up the arse and ride some more and maybe eat less cake.

Off for a nice bath now. I’ve got a good book on the go and the kettle has just boiled so I’ll take a cuppa in. I’m glad that I went out I suppose. Oh, is down again so I’ve no idea how many miles I’ve done this year so far.

I might ride tomorrow but I’ve seen the weather forecast so I might stay in before work and play my guitar for a couple of hours instead.

A nice little 10 and a bit miler

A nice little 10 and a bit miler


About RosieRosie

RosieRosie is a woman of a 'certain age' - whatever the hell that is supposed to mean, known. I feel about 26. I have no idea what I look like as some older woman keeps getting in the way when I look in the mirror. Separated from husband but dating a nice chap at the moment. I have a proper wanderlust and have finally moved - using the housing exchange system from - where I started in Inverness, down to Cornwall and back up to the Flatlands and Big Sky Country. It's taken since September 2011, when I left Inverness until May 2017 to get to somewhere that I really like. That's not too shoddy with a swap here and a swap there, saving up again for each move. Not ruling out going home to Norfolk if necessary. Time will tell. For now my mates are just a 90 minute or so, drive down the road. I love my bikes, I love my dog and I love guitars. They all keep my busy.
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