Wednesday, 14 July 2010


I blame Gavin. There is not a single shred of doubt in my mind that it's all his fault.

When Gav sms'd me at 5:35 to say "it's snowing at my place" he left me no choice but to question his manliness and commitment. Then, instead of accepting that I would swiftly change my mind when the freezing rain game raging through, he decided to ride his bike to the fatties meeting point, thus forcing me to also ride. See... totally all his fault.

With my electronic car keys double ziplock baggied we did what any normal person would do. Went to find the wettest, greasiest trails we knew of and got to riding, figuring that if you're going to be stupid, you might as well be really stupid.

Occasionally we'd spy a commuter looking completely miserable about life in general. I can only imagine they thought we were crazy, as Gav, Steve, Adam and I all had dirty great big grins (pun intended) plastered from ear to ear.

I never had much control over the front end of my bike, and quickly gave up any hope of controlling the tail. The fairly bald tyre on the rear barely had grip in a straight line, so when the trail got twisty, it did it's own thing while I laughed uncontrollably.

D: 16.3km
A: 175m

PMPW: 92kg

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