|Considering I nearly turned back at Sutton, forgive the corny pose.|
Today I cycled farther than I ever have before: from my home in Dublin 12 to Howth in North Co. Dublin, a distance of maybe 46km in total. I followed cycle paths almost all of the way, and took in the beautiful canal, Liffey river and sea on my journey. Here are a few photos of my return journey:
A few things I've learned since taking up cycling again this year:
Wear sunglasses or you'll get flies in your eyes
Don't sing or you'll get flies in your mouth
Follow the cyclist ahead for info on changing lanes/finding cycle paths and indicating your turns
The reason cyclists wear tight clothing is less resistance. (This would have been handy to know prior to setting out today. 20+km uphill into the wind I was regretting my baggy rainjacket.)
Arnica is great.
My basket held my keys, phone-wallet (best invention ever), some leftover french toast from breakfast, rainjacket and water bottle. Not very aerodynamic but cute. I got a great caprese sandwich and an awful latte in the Howth Market and lunched on a bench in the sun. After yesterday's incessant rain it was amazing to be out under clear blue skies. My hands were toasty in my new handwarmers, knitted by a fellow homeschooling mom and bought at our last meet-up.
Then it was home for cuddles on the sofa and Aladdin on DVD, I re-pinked my hair and love my new two-tone effect (lighter on top, darker on the ends).
Hope you're enjoying the autumn, please leave any cycling tips below for my future jaunts!