Limit #3: fat people can’t ride bicycles.
I’m really not sure of the ‘logic’ behind this one. Surely we would be better cycling, as it puts less stress on our poor over-burdened joints than, say, running. Or is it that anything more strenuous than walking from the sofa to the fridge and back is just too much for us?
Whatever, I did it anyway!
It started off a bit dull, crossing a few roads to get to the cycle path.
But then I got up by the canal and the views vastly improved!
The weird colourless sky is actually perfect weather for cycling. I didn’t have to choose between squinting into the sun and pushing my sunglasses back in place every 5 minutes. And it was just cool enough to keep me moving, without feeling like I was going to melt into a puddle of sweat on the bike seat.
The swans seemed to like it too!
I should have been following a route I’ve done before, but I decided to take a different turn and see where I ended up. Turns out it just leads to a very un-photogenic road. So no photos of that.
In the end I cycled 6 miles and had a lovely time. I really need to work on my distance though; I signed up to cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh in September. Let’s hope fat people can ride a bike. For several hours. Probably in the rain. It’ll be fun….
And yes, I did have the soundtrack to Pocahontas stuck in my head aaalll the way round!