Now the beach is deserted except for some kelp
Bob Dylan – Sara
The road to hell is paved with good intentions so they say. This morning it had been my intention to go for a bike ride. There is still some snow about, but the main roads are clear so why not?
Dropping my daughter Holly off at work, I ventured onto the beach for just a few minutes, and that was enough to convince me not to go; it was windy (the cyclist’s greatest enemy), extremely cold (never good news when you’re holding onto a large piece of metal, and it looked like there might be more snow on the way.
So I made the most of the beach for a little while. It was bleak, it was bracing, but it was mine. At least until a couple of gulls and a kestrel turned up to claim their share.
- Winter Biking Tips: How Cyclists Stay Warm During Cold Weather (huffingtonpost.com)