Bike against a wall.
There are many theories and "rules" about how to take a picture of a bike against a wall. I'm not really that much into following these rules anyway as I love the look of a bike no matter what. Here's my commuter bike.
I'm a full time bike commuter these days. It has been interesting getting used to the fact that I just can't wake up and jump in the car to go. But I'm getting used to it. The human body is amazing at it's ability to adapt to all kinds of situations and make them feel normal.
I also get the little bit of a moral boost as to not being a little more environmentally friendly during my day to day. Every little bit counts I guess.
Have a great day.
Is there such a thing as Corona Deja-vu?
Every day seems to be the same in this current predicament we find ourselves in. I wish it were something different but each day seems to be melting into the next and not much seems to be changing.
I've been watching my memories on Facebook recently and it shows photos of a time before the pandemic, when we could get together and enjoy each others company. Doing things that we enjoyed together without the worry of what might happen a few weeks later.
I'm sure we'll get back to that kind of living at some point in the future, but it's a ways off.
Hoping you stay safe for the long haul.
Never give up
Yesterday, one of my favourite riders won a stage of the Tour De France. He wasn't even supposed to be there and was called up last minute.
I've never understood how the media works and mostly with sports media how they tend to write people off very quickly as they become older or if an injury sets them back.
People are very tough. People are very motivated.
So for now, I'm really happy.
The hydrangea are out in full force.
It's really interesting to me how much the flora changes through the year here in Tokushima. Prior to the rainy season, the pink and white flowers of the shrubs along the main roads bloom in full force. I do not know the names of these flowers
Then, it's hydrangea time. These flowers are everywhere. I actually prefer the stronger colours to the lighter pinks and whites. Blue and purple clumps look amazing.
They also remind me of my mother. She loves them too.
Seriously! How beautiful is Tokshima.
On the weekend I did a mini-tour solo. I went to along the Yoshino river to the west, and then south and back east via Mt. Tsurugi.
It was the hardest day I've had for a long time but wow, it was worth it.
Tokushima is just way too beautiful, I just can't get enough of it.