30daysofbiking Days 7-8 Almost Failed
Well, I almost failed within the first week. But as the cast of Oh, Streetcar! sing: “You can always depend on the kindness of strangers.”
With an Easter weekend trip to Pittwater, to a destination without roads, let alone bikes, I thought I might have to result to changing the challenge to 30daysofbikingorhiking, until we did our bush walk out to West Head (a popular destination for a ride, if you come along the road, instead of the dirt track we were travelling on). Like a deranged madman, I approached a woman and her son who had cycled in and asked if I could ride her bike briefly. Amazingly, she said yes, and I was able to make a token turn of the crank to tick off my ride for the day.
Getting my ride in on Easter Sunday was even dodgier, with a surreptitious ride taken on a bike a kid had left lying out on the public grass way overnight. I put it back, I promise!
Thanks to all the bush walking, I discovered that, contrary to my understanding, biking isn’t completely outlawed in this part of Kuringai National Park, so maybe next time I’ll come by bike, instead of boat.