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Commuting to work - kind of

Friday, July 05, 2013

Today I only had a Wire Fox Terrier to walk, twice. Nothing else in the diary so we commuted down to Jasper's to walk him. Wymondham to Jaspers is just over 12 miles. From there we rode another 7.5 miles to Wroxham and had lunch with the tourists (Roast turkey and lots of veg, no spuds) and then back on our bikes and went to Jasper's the pretty route as we were early and walked him for another 30 minutes.
From there we headed home, the pretty route as we didn't fancy the Hethersett Road on a friday afternoon. We went up the Marriotts way, through bowthorpe, Bawburgh, up Stocks hill and home via Little Melton.

46.08 miles covered in 3:36:52 at an average speed of 12.7mph which is a whole lot better than sunday. Actually its about the same average but I didn't feel like I was dying for 2/3 of it.
I feel great. We took jelly babies with us for instant sugar when necessary and topped up our water at every opportunity. I climbed 633 feet, which doesn't sound much and it isn't but I am a rubbish climber.

Only one little incident, which made me laugh actually. Some woman in the Kings Head where we had lunch, said to me "You shouldn't wear lycra with your shape". I replied that they didn't make lycra big enough for her size. Sheesh, what is it with some people making snotty comments when what I wear is chuff all to do with them. Silly mare, she probably has a dreadful life and no friends. Poor woman.

Off to walk the dogs now.
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    Sounds like a productive and lovely day. Sorry about the snotty woman, but just ignore that type. emoticon Ride on!!
    1691 days ago
  • HILLSLUG98239
    Wow - that's a pretty cheeky thing to say to someone! Clearly she could see you were armed only with your wit.

    I was on a ride once and was passed by a vehicle. The woman in the passenger seat yelled something at me that sounded like gibberish. It took several minutes for my brain to figure out what she said, and I believe she yelled something along the kines of "Enjoy the sore butt!" Although she was long gone, I yelled back, "Enjoy the heart disease, diabetes, and morbid obesity!"

    And, like you, I thought it was pretty funny. I may be big, but I can walk up a flight of stairs without gasping and I can ride for hours on end. Fortunately, we're more interested in being healthy than having others approve of how we look.
    1693 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    Great ride!! That should have been more exercise minutes than you can use up in a day! How rude that woman was; I can't even imagine saying that to someone I don't even know! (Not that I would probably even say it to someone I did know.) She probably is very unhappy, poor thing.
    1694 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
    Have a great weekend.
    1694 days ago
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