Cycle Addict: The Urgh Factor
Updated: Nov 3, 2018
This is one of my new favorite and all too often expressions. Urgh. Just trying to get my website and now this blog to do what I want it to do, has produced this expression more times than I would like to admit. But, there you go. It is what it is. That aside, as a cycling addict in Victoria, the weather has not been as inviting as I would like. There is no snow like in many other parts of this country but a typical rain that is common on the West Coast. Cycling in rain gear has it's fun aspects too though. I like the rain pants, rain helmet cover, rain jacket, rain booties and extra gloves that allow cycling in the wet elements. There is a feeling of adventure and pride in tackling whatever the wind, rain, road spatter may come my way. Thankfully, I have never used Urgh to describe my feelings under these conditions. I do have to say that when riding in the rain, it sure is more pleasant when I get to ride with my cycling peeps. We all agree that sharing in this "misadventure" makes it more fun. And a stop for a coffee or a bowl of hot soup at a funky little cafe, is a great reward. The hardest part is getting back on the bike to get home, but once there, there is nothing like a nice hot shower.
So now I I will go back to trying to make this a proper Blog, so bare with me. And as you see each new page appear, know that my new word, Urgh, has been used many times in the process (ha ha).