Determined? Obstinate? Very Wet.

By: snowgood

Nov 28 2018


Category: adventure, Cars, Cycling, Sussex, Uncategorized

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Each week I try to take one day off from driving.

It doesn’t always work, but when it does I feel the quality of my life improves.

Sometimes the opportunity to forgo the car falls at the most inappropriate time.

Such as last night when I promised someone a hand with a small project in Crawley.

By the time I’d shut down the lap top the rain was hammering down.

Would I go soft?  Blow my chance to stay out of the tin box, or just select the most suitable bike for the journey.

Cheap coat, gloves, and helmet on I pulled out onto the drive.

From the waist down I was soaked within 50 yards.

My glasses steamed up, my lights barely gave enough visibility to traverse the Worth Way.

Am I determined?


Quite possibly.

The M23 was awash with commuters, whilst I was saturated.

Project completed I popped outside to find the rain had stopped, but my had bike gone!

So much for being a helping hand?

Five minutes later we discovered a neighbour had “brought it in, otherwise it would have been stolen”.

A bit of well intentioned confusion!

Job well done.

A pleasant “dry-ish” ride home.

I’m 100% sure I did the right thing.

Eight miles of fun, and no need for a tin box.


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