Its been gorgeous cycling weather all week, beutiful sunshine, no wind and dry roads.
Of couse as Friday morning turned into Friday afternoon, the weather gods decided to have a laugh at my expense.
They personally sent me a whole bunch of clouds, heavily ladden with snow.
Not wanting to miss out on the action 'Mr Freeze' took it as a cue for mischief making and coated all of the roads with ice.
As I awoke this morning, the sun streamed through the blinds, bouncing off the overnight deposits of accumulated snowflakes.
The obvious choice would be for me to accept defeat and to go to the gym, but undetered I will wait and have a noon time weather check.
I am now ruing the day that I got rid of my mountain bike, I could be out there right now.
This week my employeer has finally decided to engage in the government 'cycle to work scheme'. This means that I could get a new bike very soon.
One with tread on its tyres and a saddle that did not require generous applications of 'butt butter' before I placed my derrier upon it.
Such is my love for cycling I want to expand it into my day to day life. I want a basket at the front to use it for shopping and a bike stand. I want it to look nice too.
I could minimise my car journeys to only essential ones, like seeing my children who live out in the country with no suitable public transport.
They have a great range of dutch bikes.
On looking at the catalogue there were so many to choose from, but all the ones I liked were described as 'ladies bikes'.
Although at this stage I am only window shopping I managed to narrow down my wish list to two.
The fabulous 'Miss Grace' as featured (below) and the more masculine Gazelle NL NY Cab (at top of blog).
Men now have bags, face cream and pedicures so having a more femanine bike really appeals to me. I think Miss Grace and I might have a future together.
I would be happy to hear any views.
Check out tomorrows blog to see if I ventured out.