I lay in bed this morning for 45 minutes trying to come up with excuses not to go in to work. I’ve been dreading it. With my sciatica and my surprise redundancy I haven’t really been in to work proper since the middle of November. I was a bit of a misery guts yesterday truth be told. There has to be more to life than this?
Anyway, I got up at 0445hrs, my usual time and noted straight away the sound of very high winds and torrential rain. You have got to be joking?
No, indeed Mother Nature was very serious and my first commute and pedal of 2012 was done in very British conditions. According to the Met Office the wind is a South Westerly of 25mph strength gusting to 40mph.
Whatever, it was a tail wind, then a head wind, then a side wind and every other type of directional wind the compass has to offer. With its best mate, torrential rain for company.
It was the first time in a while I’ve deployed my overboots and had to rely on my jacket to keep me dry.
But I got here all right, pretty dry and feeling ok.
In light of the nature of my on road commute I’ve fitted a mirror for added safety. First impressions are that it’s about as useful as a chocolate tea pot. I’ll go into detail after this weeks pedalling is done and dusted and I am able to be a bit more scientific.