Well I have a new electric bike, I traded my old one in for a lighter aluminium model, please see above. It always makes me smile when I ride my bike, I think it is the sense of release I feel when out cycling. It's very muddy on Trent Lane at the moment so both the bike and I are now well and truly mud baptised. It was so lovely to be out in the fresh air and to be out photographing again. There will be a physical cost from even this gentle activity but I would rather focus on the good it is doing me mentally, emotionally and perhaps physically in the long run too than let the downside spoil it
I love it under the trees where the entrance to the old football pitch is, please see the black and white picture below. My dad used to play there and nearly all the village turned out to spectate. I'm more than half convinced that I can still here the echoes of their cheers across the decades!
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'Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. ... Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!'
I am a CFS/Fibromyalgia sufferer and I get unduly tired and I hurt.
If I do too much I get wired and that is a horrendous state to be in, with intense pain flares and mental playbacks until it finally settles down, leaving you exhausted for days afterwards.
I am mostly safe from this in my home and garden in a steady routine but I want to get out more and to this end I've bought a Nottingham City Transport Travel Pass, a lightweight electric bike, and an e-foldi mobility scooter.**
This blog is about my travels. Short journeys, probably, for most people but big adventures for me.
Fibromyalgia/CFS What's Helped Me*
* this is my personal experience not a recommendation.
** I can usually walk well and easily when pottering about but if I walk far or more frequently my joints become swollen and painful.