So today, after a fair bit of procrastination, I finally hopped back onto my bike and took off to the direction in which my work lies, for I have not cycled in a fair while and I really wanted to be cycling once more.
Part of the reason as to why I had not been cycling was due to my sprained wrist working toward not being so sprained anymore. It held up pretty well, as far as I’m concerned, but I could feel some strain and pain in it as I was dashing along the road, sticking with the traffic as much as I could.
It was a sweaty embrace of wind and pedaling and it was something that I thoroughly enjoyed.
You could say that my enjoyment of the cycle was thorough.
In fact, that would be the most accurate thing to say… possibly.
I took a different route. Normally I would cycle over ANZAC Bridge and then head along Harris street as it is a fairly direct way for me to get to work.
I avoided ANZAC Bridge and instead cycled through Jubilee Park, then behind Darling Harbor, then onto Harris street.
The scenery wasn’t exactly what I would describe as fantastic, but it was still nice.
It wasn’t too hot this morning which probably went a long way to making sure that the cycle wasn’t as horrible as it could have been. Possibly.
I do know that it was easier than I suspected. There wasn’t too much traffic with which to contend and the roads were feeling petty smooth.
Of course, other than the sprained wrist, I do know that part of the reason why I was not cycling also had to do with my brakes, and the last reason is due to my being really lazy.
It was not good to be as lazy as I have been.
I don’t have much of an excuse.
In fact, it would be fair to sayt hat I had no excuse whatsoever.
Well, I’m back on the bike and am going to do my best to make sure that I am regularly cycling once more.
There’s something really fun about cycling that is hard to replicate with other forms of transport. That is not to take anything away from other transport options. It’s just something that I felt the need to say.
Probably the biggest benefit cycling has for me is that it takes less time for me to commute anywhere than it does to rely on public transport. Of course, it also costs less money over time to cycle most places than it does to rely on public transport, which is another benefit that I am going to (hopefully) be thoroughly enjoying over the next year.
There is also the feeling of fluidity when cycling along that I think I may have missed. There’s a real ebb and flow when on a bike and sometimes you feel really graceful when you’re moving along.
I think I missed cycling.
The time it took to write five-hundred words: 07:03:19
Slow, like my cycling today.
Something a bit more grounded.
Written at work.