Sunshine On My Shoulders

So a couple of weekends ago we got sunshine. Lots of it. Splitting the stones, so it was. Okay, so to anyone from a hot country it was probably still hat and gloves weather but for me it was time to let the pale skin get some Vitamin D.

I’ve attempted to cycle over to the Pillars of Hercules before though I didn’t make it all the way across. That was either last summer or the one before and it’s safe to say that my fitness has come on in leaps and bounds since then. I also have semi-slick tyres which makes a big difference.

So this time I made it. An 85km round trip in shorts and t-shirt, the only time I covered myself up with anything more was a brief stint of wearing a windproof while having my lunch at the Pillars. I took a short detour to the local farm shop after lunch, pictures below.

The ride back was a bit slower then the one going out, but I had a quick stop in Kinross for a restorative Bru and that put some energy back in for the pech up through Blairadam Forest.

The evening was spent in The Villager to celebrate Chris Brown’s birthday. It was great to see a bunch of people I haven’t for a while, but it also reminded me of how much I hate being in city centre pubs on a Saturday. That scenario is not for me. I’d rather have a bike and a road.

Comments (1)

JamesApril 23rd, 2010 at 9:31 am

Great use of apostrophe’s