Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Walking is easier than biking.

I was awake at six this morning but thought I would have a bit longer in bed, and promptly fell asleep and woke again at 7.45am. I rushed around in a panic, my car was due in the garage for 8.30am. I managed to get it there for 8.35am. It was long overdue for a service. I took my bike with me so I could cycle back home because they didn't know how long the job would take, and they didn't have a courtesy car to lend me.
Now people say I must be fit because of all the walking I do, but I can tell you that is a myth. There is a steep hill and several gentle inclines between my house and the garage, and I found myself getting off and walking several times. I am not used to working my upper thigh muscles in that fashion. A rest on the bench was needed. For me, not the bike.  
The new footpath which I cycled along has already collected more than it's fair share of litter. Rubber gloves are the latest scourge of the countryside. 

I spotted a package on a grass verge, stopped to investigate. Looks interesting.
I opened it up when I got home. It's a brand new shower curtain. That might come in useful for a sewing project. 
I hadn't been in the house very long, I had time to eat my breakfast when the phone rang. The car is ready. I decided a better bet was to walk back to the garage, after all I had walked half of it anyway, pushing the bike. Easier to walk without the bike. It took me 45 minutes of fairly brisk walking to get back there. The car drives like new after all it's checks and lubricant changes. 
The grass is coming along nicely. At some point it will need mowing. I accidentally stepped on it and flattened a small patch, so I don't know how it will stand up to a mower going over it. 

Another hot day today, I have things to do around the house. 
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona

8 comments:

  1. Never fails to amaze me what gets left at the side of the road! I do like your bike, fun and cheerful.

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    1. I painted and decorated the bike in the hope that it wouldn't get stolen if I left it anywhere. There isn't another bike like it.

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  2. Colin always preferred walking to cycling - he found cycling hard work, whereas I've always found cycling easy - I get too hot walking. Hope the car service wasn't too expensive

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    1. I find it hard work to ride a bike. I wobble all over the place. Much easier with two feet on the ground.

      The service was expensive, as it hadn't had one for two years. Everything checked. The cost of labour is the biggest cost.

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  3. The grass looks fabulous,i have to take my car in for a basic service, i walk around town until its done, i cant really say i enjoy it, its the worst part of getting the car service being in the city part of town, i prefer a fast country walk lol Louise

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    1. My garage is in a village so I usually walk round there. This time I decided to go home. Needn't have bothered, as I soon had to go back again to collect it.

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  4. It must have been more difficult for you than just walking because you get off the bike and drag the bike a lot.
    I hope the car is well repaired and you can ride it without any errors.

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    1. The bike pedal kept bashing my leg, so it was uncomfortable. Easier to walk without it. The car runs very smoothly now that it has had it's oil and filter changes.

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