Saturday, 10 March 2012

Risking the Thrill of the Spill



How many of us get in the car to go to work, adding to the smog in the atmosphere and the flab on our waistlines. So I decide to rebel, and pull out the bike to launch myself off on a different start to the work-day.

Off I go, pushing up that first hill, calves working already, then soaring right down the other side and feeling like I'm about to fly over the handlebars at any minute - when I squeeze the brakes - I can hear them squeal!, down I go, twisting between the crazy cars that pull out of nowhere, feeling like a winner as I ride faster than the cars that are stuck at the traffic lights and whip around the corner, past the 7-11 and pull up hard at the back gate of our office. OK - it was only 5 minutes, but it was a great way to start the day, and I didn't have to buy any petrol.

Photo courtesy of Chantelle Riordan.