wings and things

Cycling in the countryside

on March 5, 2013

Ah the joy of it! Cycling along country roads in the hurricane-like winds gentle autumn breeze, magpies dive-bombing your head birds twittering, the sun burning a hole in your back shining, farm trucks zooming violently past and carrying you along in their terrifying slipstreams gently idling past you, cows escaping yards and galloping towards you mooing quietly in the paddocks, children laughing at you smiling and waving – yes, pure joy!

72 responses to “Cycling in the countryside

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh my gosh I laughed myself right of the chair

  2. JULES! Thank you for the laughs. Fantastic!

  3. victoriaaphotography says:

    Hilarious, Julie.

    (I just hope you had your bike helmet on when those farm trucks gently idled past you and also hope you had sunblock on with the sun and gentle breeze blowing onto your face).

  4. dcwisdom says:

    You forgot the dogs viciously trying to bite your ankles as you’re pedaling at a breakneck pace uphill. Yes, it happened to me once. Unfortunately.

  5. Welcome to my world except we don’t have sunshine very often- it must be nearly 10 years since it burned a hole in my back haha! We should be so lucky.
    Great that you’ve got out on the road. Well done

  6. You are bloody awesome

  7. Haha, thanks for making me laugh out loud! I’m glad to see you haven’t lost your sense of humor one bit. Sounds like you’re ready for another bike ride tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  8. Trisha says:

    You are too funny! It sounds like an exciting ride.

  9. Ah, the pleasures of country living!

  10. Well done! How did you cope with the bike? Is it getting any easier?

  11. What a picture you describe….Diane

  12. Too funny, Julie. Thanks!

  13. Laughing…sounds like you’re off and running Julie!

  14. bluebee says:

    Hehe – the joys of (PS if you wear a helmet, you can tie cable ties to it (like spikes) to keep the magpies away)

  15. ha ha – well done! you have described it perfectly

  16. ha! You make me want to run out and buy another bike! hehehe

  17. tootlepedal says:

    I see that you have entered the spirit of cycling wholeheartedly. I must warn you that sometimes it is not quite so enjoyable as you make it seem.

  18. FlaHam says:

    Julie, What a great post, I am so glad I didn’t have to read between the lines. But the point I would make is that your out there, you are cycling, and your doing better and better. Take care, Bill

  19. ytaba36 says:

    This was a definite laugh out loud post!

  20. Tammy says:

    pure joy, indeed πŸ™‚

  21. Anonymous says:

    My favorite post yet! I’m laughing with you!

  22. Oh my lordy, lordy. That was so funny, I couldn’t stop laughing. You are a treasure Jules!

  23. niasunset says:

    You made me laugh too…. But there is more than this now,

    – My love,…
    – yes Nia
    – I want to say something…
    – yes dear, I am listening
    – Can I go to Australia?
    – what did you give up to go to Alaska and Himalaya?
    – no, but now this would be so nice
    – why?
    – because I want to ride a bike with dear Julie in there?
    – :(((((((((((((((((((((

    I love you dear Julie, be sure I am with you, but pls be careful too πŸ™‚ Thank you for this nice sharing, love, nia

  24. Robyn Lee says:

    πŸ™‚ you are the best Julie ~ hysterical!! xo ❀

  25. terry1954 says:

    Yeahhhh, I am so happy you were able to get out in the fresh air, feel the freedom as the gentle winds blow through your hair and nostrils……………Yeah!

  26. janechese says:

    Glad to hear you are out on your bike- and a hilarious read.I can relate.Oh yes, the smell of fresh air as you suck in diesel fumes riding amongst traffic.

  27. Kozo says:

    Laughing my butt off, Julie. So glad you are able to look on the bright side. {{{Hugs}}} kozo

  28. Judith Post says:

    Love this! Isn’t exercise wonderful?

  29. Beautiful! Good for you for getting onto the road. Be careful, it sounds like there are many hidden and obvious dangers in bike riding.

  30. shoreacres says:

    Honest to goodness – just funny. And isn’t it the case that every one of us could write a similarly structured paragraph about a whole number of things? Dinner with the inlaws. The lunch with the boss. The pleasures of meeting a deadline. Etc., ad nauseum. πŸ˜‰

  31. Lynda says:

    Hahahahahaaa! Julie, I understand completely. πŸ˜‰ Though you have managed to make it far more humorous than it often feels to me. πŸ˜€

  32. elizabeth says:

    LOL πŸ™‚

  33. There’s my laughter for the day!

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