I’ve driven up Cedar Avenue many times, on the way to or from the allotment shop. But doing the same trip on a bike I suddenly noticed this rather lovely wall.
Stone, brick, iron and wood all combined . And yet I’ve never noticed. Driving a car forces you to look at the road. Or perhaps I am just unobservant. But it seems logical that if you travel at a quarter the speed of a car, you will notice four times as much.
Later the same day I was out for an evening ride and saw this magnificent sunset. It’s not that I would have missed this in the car – who could miss a sight like this? – but I wouldn’t have been out in the car at all: After all, I don’t think Oh I’ll go for a little evening drive tonight… the bike on the other hand just calls out to be ridden on a fine June evening.
Speaking of Fine June evenings, they have been a rarity this year and this was the first decent cycling evening for a week or two. Perhaps July will be fine!