I have been spending an extra 90 mins at work every Tuesday for the last 18 months before it's visiting time at the care facility where my mother stays. This isn't too much of a chore in the winter but spending unpaid time at work in the summer?
So this morning I threw some riding kit and the Kona into the car and, come finishing time, got changed and went for a cycle. I headed along the disused railway line between Haddington and Longniddry. I could have travelled along this route a couple of weeks ago on my way back from Edinburgh but wasn't sure of the surface on skinny tyres with no mud guards.
Loads of wildlife around. Rabbits, voles and as many songbirds as you could wish for. All the recent rain may have made the track pretty muddy in places but it had that 'after rain' smell when all the flowers are open. Those trees used to be saplings when we ferreted these embankments as kids.
Back to work for a quick wash, load up and off to visit my mum.
Loads of room.
The track is supposed to be 4.5 miles each way so today's cycle should have been about 10.5 miles but it didn't feel that far. 20+degrees, no wind, close and plenty of water. No coffee on this cycle.