Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Windy Ride - Its about time on the Bike

Shanes dad says it is about time on your bike, not time in your knicks, so today I rode under that premise. It was very windy and my nice flattish course had me doing speeds between 20kph and 45kph without much change in effort, just changing direction. I rode 77km witha short break in the middle to have coffee with mum and dad at bowls in Maffra (They were playing a 4 game tournament and had lost one and won one with two games to go.).

It was a good ride, no efforts, just riding and braving the wind. I had a crap nightshift last night, there were a few things went wrong including the escort car that was supposed to follow us from the prison, had a flat battery, so there we are with prisoner loaded (and one prison guard) and a prisoner who is said to be a bad boy...dont ask me why I just dont want to know, and no prison guard following and luckily nothing major went wrong, but there were a few tense moments which is all I can say here (oh and we did get our escort car in the end). Then drunks at 6 in the morning, no fun.....I actually slept last night from 11-5 so that was ok and I am not complaining there......

So "fresh" from night shift - a bit moody about the whole thing I took a little piglet with me a I taped him to the bars, so if the wind, or my night shift got the better of me I could look at him and smile...and it worked. I weighed myself after the ride and I was 1.5kg down which is bad as it means I did not drink enough.....it sounds like a "yay me" moment but not really.....in reality...

So I have inlcuded a picture of the pig enjoying his ride, in his little knicks (a present from a friend, she even sewed the knicks on...very cute), and me and my mum!


4 comments:

sarah said...

Piglet is cute! Glad you got some tail wind for your ride. The wind around here often has a way of changing direction and depriving me of a boost!

GPLama said...

Piglet doesn't look too happy all strapped up with cable ties! :)

Buttsy said...

AHey Sarah, Piglet is very happy and his smiley face makes me laugh as I ride, the wind was tough but you know it is good for you and Llama - piglet gets upset when the wind messes with his hair!!!!...you know how cartoon chracters are.....

Bluenoser said...

Happy New Year Buttsy.

-B

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