A Brisk Evening Cycle
Earlier this year, I took a 620 mile trip down the west coast of the USA with a group from Cry in the Dark & Indigo Volunteers. The weather was hot (on the most part) and the breezes were most welcome after hot climbs through The Big Sur. You can read more here. We cycled through early morning mists as the sun peaked above the mountains and through the trees, and late into the afternoon cycling through the coastal roads of Los Angeles as the sunset cast long shadows behind us. This evening was slightly different.
Here in the UK the Summer is coming to an end, and with the end of Summer the cold. It also seems an awful shame that a month ago I could head out on the bike late into the evening and not have to worry about catching a chill, but now I know that the outdoor cycling season is coming to an end. (I don’t really know why I’m complaining, it happens every year!). Needless to say, the sunset still looked pretty majestic over the fields of Suffolk; not quite California, but impressive none-the-less.
It’s not even Winter yet, but I can’t wait for the weather to warm up again… perhaps we’ll get a lucky September heat wave and I can hit the road again with my jersey unzipped, and my sunglasses proudly blocking out the last of the years sunshine. Next on the travel list is New Zealand in January, which means Summer in the Southern Hemisphere – Yippee!
I think this evening will be one of the last chances to exercise outside. My asthma means that cold weather doesn’t mix well with breathing (bit of a big issue), so down to the gym we go…