Hubby had to take the car today, so I thought I would ride my bike to art class. Fitzroy is not good for parking, anyway, and it was a nice day. Plus I needed to face my fear of feeling vulnerable on the road with cars about.
I got about half a km down the road and rode over what looked like a little reflector thingy in the road. It was actually a ceramic plate or something and it broke.
WHO DOES THAT, MAN?? Who leaves ceramics on the ROAD??? WTF?!?!
I got a puncture in my back tyre. 2nd ride of bike and a puncture! Bugger!
Luckily there was a bike shop about 10 minutes walk away so I went there. Unfortunately I missed my art class. I thought I would go for a ride to Carlton to practice riding in traffic. It was a bit scary for me – I have worked in intensive care and images of horribly injured individuals kept flashing through my mind. I was careful and kept clear of car doors. Where is the fearlessness of my childhood when I used to tear-arse around my hood without even looking for cars (only got hit by a car once and only lightly and it didn’t shake me up at all). Where, I tells you?
I had a little wander down lygon street (bought some cardies – note to self – leave credit cards at home) then back up Royal Parade to Brunny to pick up my Ebay item from the post office. I had some lunch at the Green Refectory and a wander about my beloved Brunny.
Now, I have a question for the riders – how do you turn right when on the bike? Do you just get in the right lane and do it with the cars? I am a scaredy cat.
I have found a new blog to stalk – Philippa’s blog(s) skinnylattestrikesback and greeninkgirl. I saw a link to Jillian Michaels 30 day shred – a good home workout. Might need some dumbells though. I need to do more resistance training. I need something that does not take much time. The question is – do you have to do it 30 days consecutively? Will Jillian come and get me and discipline me if I don’t? Scary thoughts to ponder.
Went and saw the movie “Boy” last night. I laughed, I cried, I hurled (well not hurled – just the reference to Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure.)
Spring into shape 1 tomorrow. Hubby is coming to cheer me on. Yay. The plan – a negative split.