Some people just don’t have any! None, zip, squat, nada!
It’s Friday and as such I’m on the bike. It was a bit chilly when I got out of bed but nothing too serious. Peeped out of the curtains to ensure the roads weren’t covered in ice and proceeded to get ready. bike gear on and tail pack sorted I open up the garage to put the wheels in the drive. It was at this point I noticed that it was ice on the car and not drizzle. I was faced with two choices:
- Put bike back and get un-bikerified. go to work in the car with Snooze and scab a lift home.
- Continue on bike anyway.
I thought about it for a minute and had a nose at the road which wasn’t particularly icey and it wasn’t icey under foot. So (and I bet you didn’t see this coming!) I locked up the garage and went on the bike.
All was well. A bit chilly but I had all my gear on so I was OK. Got all the way to the dual carriageway about two minutes away from work and was trundling down the outside lane at about 110kph passing slower traffic quite happily. Then you get the prize idiot in a blue van who has no idea you are there and just pulls into the outside lane without using his mirrors at all.
A sudden “what the….” drop two gears and open up the throttle to pass him before he runs me off the road. Now, at this point there is much rude wordage coming from the inside of my skid lid. when I see him pull back in I ease off to level with his drivers window and happily shout expletives at him gesturing to my mirrors. Now, he obviously heard none of what I was saying but I think he got the general idea!
So, Once I’d vented I continued on to work with the thoughts of hot coffee filling my mind.