Tree To Tree And Push And Pull - By Joanne Bartlett
Posted Aug 27 2009 11:34pm
Still snowy snowy here in UK at the moment and this road slowed down the ride on Saturday for a mile or so as walking was the only option other than risking taking a tumble. Sixty Seven miles cycled, over twenty with cold wet feet.
I did something that I don't usually do whilst riding on Saturday and that was to switch off my music. After listening to The Baha Men sing "Who Let The Dogs Out" a trillion times as this song with it's funky beat usually makes my legs spin that little bit faster I opted for the silent wheel.
The silent wheel was not all that bad. I usually tell myself that I cycle better with music booming in my ears but this is not so as I found out.
I read on a guys running blog that he chants a "Tree To Tree" mantra to himself whilst running pushing himself from one tree to the next which I found amusing as when cycling I always use the "Push And Pull" usually accompanied by blaring sounds but whilst I chose the silent wheel for a while the "Push and Pull" worked just as well as the Baha Men.
Hopefully as we approach March the white fields will return to green and the slushy roads dry out to make for a more pleasant ride.
It was not so bad underfoot today I ran seven miles and the snowmen all gone.
Waiting for sunshine.
"'Come to the edge,' he said. They said, 'But we're afraid. ''Come to the edge,' he said. They came. He pushed them, and they flew."