What a gorgeous day we had! A fantastic start to spring : )
Hope you all got to enjoy a bike ride in such sunshine! I made the most of it, and how glad I am I did!
I also shed some winter layers, huzzah! Brought out my trusty old suede jacket (it’s 8 years old but it’s still going strong!), my spring red gloves and left my fleecy scarf at home. I headed to Didsbury with Barolo.
I went first to the library, then realising it wouldn’t open till 2pm, I decided to walk Barolo to my mother’s home as she doesn’t live too far. I love walking with my bike, I can take the time to look – ok, have a nose – into people’s lovely front gardens and take inspiration for my little green patch!
And I spotted a lovely lady in a red skirt and a dapper old gent enjoying his gentle cycle to the village shops.
But the weather was so good mum and I soon headed back out again, and went for a walk and coffee. On my way back home I stopped at Aldi and did the weekly shopping (well, most of it while the rest, i.e. fresh food, I buy local in Levy as and when I need it).
This is what my panniers held, and there was room for more.
I really enjoy how steady and balanced Barolo feels even when loaded to the rim, the back panniers are a fantastic invention (I know they have been around for ages!). Plus I get a great work out for my legs and can raise my heartbeat a tad… it does me good, makes me feel alive and strengthens my stamina.
I got home, made a cuppa and took the washing in from the garden, which is now smelling lovely…. ahhhhh, spring is here! And I burnt calories, not petrol… a win-win day from all fronts, me thinks ; )
How about you? Do share!