A Saturday Morning with No Bike Ride

Usually at this time of day on a Saturday, I am enjoying my post ride drink and mentally preparing to regale you with tales of the ride. Sadly this is not the case today.  Sadly too, I cannot put the excuse at the feet of some family event that required my attendance.  Instead, I have to admit that I got sick.  A cough earlier in the week, exacerbated by late night carousing no doubt, seemed to get better, only to blossom into a full blown cold or something–I don’t want to call it the flu for fear that I might be right.

So, this morning, I decided to stay in bed and hopefully heal. This is not something I am particularly good at.  Keeping moving is much easier than staying at rest.  I slept in, but not epically.  I took the medicine, but I am not sure of its effects.

When I couldn’t sleep, I watched some crap I had left on the PVR.  It’s amazing how many shows I gave up on before they finished.  I also managed to watch the final of stage 20 of the Tour de France–so it wasn’t a complete write off.

So, there is no Perfect Moment in all of this. How could there be?  I have relished getting out on my bike at least once a week for most of this summer.  I have been getting stronger despite only getting one good ride in per week.

Hopefully, by the end of day, there will be a Perfect Moment. Until then…..

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About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to A Saturday Morning with No Bike Ride

  1. retrodee says:

    Feel better, Anthony! I hear you… It seems like any time I do anything remotely fun lately (stay up late, have an extra drink etc…) I’m paying for it for days. Hope you’re back to riding soon. 🙂

  2. Is that even legal in Canada?

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