There’s been a smidgen of C.B.B in my life this month, not helpful being bitten by the Can’t Be Bothered bug, especially since a blogger requires one essential thing: the need to have subject matter to write about. During a recollection of what’s been happening mid-way through the month, I realised I hadn’t tried something new. Shaking off the C.B.B. bug and holding on tight to motivation, followed by a rush of enthusiasm and trepidation, I extended my activity repertoire. Enter;
Absolutely erase any elegant bodily movements from your mind. It didn’t happen, and it’s unlikely to happen shortly. What did occur was some inner laughter at myself, plus a small degree of relaxation as I tried to transform my inflexible body into trying positions that I have only dreamed of achieving, though I did give myself ten points for perseverance. I shall keep striving to keep going on and learn as underneath I realise it can only do good and not actually kill me. At the very least, I didn’t humiliate myself while bending over. You could say I was winning on my first day.
Cycling – A reoccurring activity and still a goodie
On a Wednesday every week, a wide range of cyclists meet up at Sulphur Point here in Tauranga. Dividing into various cycling ability levels, I prefer what they term recreational cyclists meaning the slow ones.
Anyway, one particular Wednesday this month they had a rather bigger mode of transport arrive. It was a truck, and it was there to demonstrate what a driver sees and, more importantly, what he does not sight. Let the following photos demonstrate the need to take extra care on the road when sharing with large vehicles. Or chose the even safer option if available and use a dual purpose footpath.
Until we sit in the truck driver’s seat, we can all speculate on what she/he can or can’t see. It was literally an eye-opener on what a truck driver can see, a sobering experience and one to remember every time I head out on my cycle. I will maintain being an alive conservative careful cyclist and be alive rather than imitate roadrunner; unfortunately, humans don’t get a second chance, unlike roadrunner.
Random shots around Tauranga
Joining in with Su from Zimmerbitch for a review of February via The Changing Seasons.