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05 August 2006

What's the opposite of a polka-dot jersey?

I decided to go for a bike ride today, which I haven't done in ... I don't actually remember how long. I put Tilda in the child seat and we set off along the bike path, which is generally quite flat. Not flat enough for me, though, as I really suffered every time I had to go up a hill. I'll use the fact that I had a 4 year-old on the back of the bike as my excuse.

By the time I had to stop for my first rest, we were close enough to Hays Paddock that I stubbornly insisted on going all the way there, even though I had to go over an actual hill. Tilda couldn't play there very long because I worried about my ability to get us home before the sun set. Or at all.

But we made it back, 17 km and an hour of cycling later. I couldn't take the last tiny hill from the bike path up to our street, so Tilda had to get off and walk.