Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Ah, To Be Young Again.

        Tuesday was the chosen day for the bike run, quite warm, sunny intervals that cleared to give us a nice sunny sky, But OH, that wind, 13/14mph was the stated force, I think they were being a little modest, never the less, it was a great run. One thing I find very pleasing, is when there are lots of cyclists on the road, and Tuesday was such a day. They were out in force from the usual solo riders to the small and large groups, wonderful to see.
        I spoke to one solo rider just past the Kirkhouse Inn, he said he was heading over the Crow Road and then heading for the Queen's View. On a route that has practically no flat bits, two stiff climbs, as to get to the Queen's View he would also have to climb The Whistlefield, then make his way back. Ah, Oh to be young again.
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  1. Buddy Rich, the famous drummer, continued touring and performing, despite his heart condition, until the end of his life. Was he young or was he old? He was just alive, really alive, and that's what matters.

  2. No matter how optimistic I try to be, I have to admit that as I get older, the miles seem longer, the hills seem higher and the wind seems stronger.Never the less I consider myself the most fortunate man on the planet, a host of medical problems including cancer and at 82 I can still jump on the bike and go.

    1. You're a brave person, comrade. I wish the engine of your bike a long and full life.

  3. Thanks for the comment. We all face challenges, some have the strength and good fortune to battle them, other are much less fortunate.