It my first non-commuting pre-work ride for the year. I’ve been pacing myself; making up my monthly mileage by commuting and riding Audax events. But tonight I have my monthly volunteer duties as a Justice of the Peace, signing random documents for members of the public at the local shopping centre. It’s not the kind of place where I like to chain my bike at the best of times and especially not on Thursday nights.
So I got up early to watch the sun rising over the waterfront. And what a delightful start to the day it was. I followed the shared pathway through the waterfront park as the sun’s rays reflected off the puddles of water trapped in the low tide’s sand flats.
I just rode an easy 37km (23 miles). I spun my legs and enjoyed the sights and sounds.