Five-Hundred Word Challenge 223: My Legs are Sore

My legs are sore.

They are feeling very sore this afternoon, as well as this morning.

They will no longer be sore soon, but right now they are sore.

Why are they sore?

Well, it’s a bit of story.

I decided to go on a long cycle from work to home yesterday by going home via the airport in Mascot, as well as along the Cooks River for a while until reaching a point where I’d have to go along a road for a while that would get me to another location that would lead to me getting home.

There were some stops along the way and the route had some parts where I veered off the indirect route to do a lap somewhere.

Well, that happened twice. Kind of.

Well, that was a lot shorter than I expected it to be, but I guess that that’s the way that these things go sometimes.

It was a bit of an interesting trek in that I did it mostly in the dark. Seeing people walking their dogs in what was near pitch black was a bit odd. I’m glad that I had lights on my bike.

It was actually a pretty good run. It took longer than I thought it would, but that’s the way of these things.

Moments where I was forced to be on the road instead of a shared path were alright.

Doing laps was alright.

It was a decent cycle.

I made sure to have my camera with me to take some photos. I was hoping to get the sunset at the airport at Mascot, but I missed the opportunity. I certainly will have to go back there some time in order to allow myself the opportunity to get some good snaps.

Probably the best part of the cycle was going along the Cooks River at night.

Other than seeing people walking dogs in the dark, it was interesting in that I was able to quite quickly despite having reduced visibility due to how straightforward the path is to go along. It’s easy to always know where you’re going and it’s quite a smooth ride. There are times where you have to get off your bike, but they are few and far between, so it’s easy to get a good amount of speed going.

Despite seeing people around, the path is wide enough to not have to worry about whether you’re going to hit them or not and getting around them doesn’t slow you down too much.

Probably the worst part was the last hill climb. It’s one that I’ve done many a time. However, after a lengthy cycle, it was more of a struggle than it should have been, but such is the way when you haven’t done a long cycle for a while.

Other parts were varying in difficulty.

It was a decent cycle. It’s one I’ll do again some time down the track. For now, I think I’ll be fine with a short cycle.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 09:01:76

I was thinking that this would be much longer word-wise.

Oh well.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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