Since my last post my wife has given birth to a brand new baby daughter. It’s been exciting times and meanwhile our normal lives have been completely put on hold while we learn how to care for this new miniature family member. Cycling has also been put on hold, but fitness has probably been maintained by the constant running around.
Today she went for her first outing – an epic 200 metres in the buggy to the letterbox at the end of the road to post a few photos to her great-grandmother. We maintained a good average speed for the ride, except over a patch of rough ground where we had to slow down to prevent excessive dribbling.
There was a slight climb on the return but we managed to get over it without dropping too much speed. However the greatest achievement of the ride was that nobody cried or wet their pants. We did however end up with a little bike grease on her onesie when somebody thought it was funny to pretend to Mum that we were going by bike rather than buggy, and brushed her against the hibernating bicycle.
At the current rate there’s little danger of the buggy challenging the bike for miles this year, but fingers crossed things will get easier over the coming weeks and I can get back out and do some cycling again.