Funny story...ahead of my ride today I checked the forecast and it looked certain to rain so I packed my thicker raincoat ☔️ As expected I was followed for most of the journey by a cartoon-like big black cloud. It’s been surrounding me and threatening it’s downpour, for the last 20 miles I even had to ride directly into it!!
I was amazed that with only five miles to my destination I had yet to be hit by a single drop🤷🏻♂️🍀 ...but... I was determined to set a new record for my daily mileage (more than 102.9 miles), disappointed to see I was on 90 miles I decided to take a detour to get more. A few miles in I saw a sign for a waterfall and thought I fancied a look.
As I came down the hill and turned the corner I noticed the ford. My first thought was that I was too fast and just had to go through it. Then I remembered a few years back when @jeffpotts72
came off when standing in a similar scenario...on a mountain bike - not the skinny tyres of a road bike.
I tried to stop...clearly too late...I hit the wet ground and both wheels went sideways and I skidded on my side into the water 🤦🏻♂️.
I sat on the ground laughing at myself, to confirm the embarrassment, a man appeared from the bushes to ask (while trying to keep a straight face) if I was ok. A few bruises but nothing more than my pride really took a hit.
I still got my shot of the waterfall - it was quite nice 😁
The moral of the story? I guess sometimes you are just destined to get soaked through...one way or another...but remember it’s just water - I still cycled three more mile in the wrong direction and turned back to do four more and scrape a new PB of 103.1 miles👍🏻 #cycle #roadbike #bikeporn #instabike #crash #river #soaked #funny #funnystory #story #slipperywhenwet #personalbest #newrecord #keeppushing #gettingfitter #ijustfeltlikebiking #happyplace #headspace #waterfall #greatview #scenery #roadtrip #openroad #wanderlust #explore #perseverance #staystrong #wanderful
Friday adventures to Malibu
There’s just something about a two lane road that shouts freedom!
We hope you find that feeling this weekend! We sure will.
▪️ Sometimes I just need to do some stupid things, like all men do... I can't explain ! Just need to try, to explore, to prove some stuff to myself.
When Laureline tells me "it's not a good idea", that's the signal ! I need to prove her she's wrong 😀 ▶️Wild man on his rock, alone among seagulls◀️
days old kids. hidden villa
Damn you California. You are perfect sometimes. It's Friday people, get out and party!
Red wine and Ambien. You're talking shit again. Good to know it's all a game. Disappointment has a name.