Riding past Speers Point Park on Sunday, wondering how come, if two thirds of our population are overweight or obese, there are so many Middle Aged Men In Lycra ( MAMILs) about on their road bikes ?
And women too – were they all attempting to reduce the burden of medical bills on our society by getting fit ? That’s got to be a good thing …
I would add, however, that some men just shouldn’t wear the clingy stuff until their tummies shrink a bit more …
Apparently, it was all in aid of “Loop the Lake” an annual cycling event for Lake Macquarie, the largest (I think) saltwater lake anywhere … ( is it 85km around? ). Not too many photo ops. for me though, as there weren’t many classic bikes to be seen on this day. All modern roadie stuff as you might expect.
As we rolled on by, I wondered about those riders who ride everywhere on the road when there are perfectly good cycle paths in parallel. I suppose it’s faster ? Guess that makes me a MIMIC ( Mildly Indifferent Man In Cotton ) as I prefer relative peace to the cut-and-thrust of the main road, unless I have no other choice.
Though the cycle paths can also be obstacle courses sometimes, the views are usually better ..
And so it was then, that we joined the families on a day of slow cycling to the art gallery bazaar, and back again.
See Ya then, on the path well travelled !