Happy Birthday to ME
Well, not to me per se. But it is the first birthday of Spokes(wo)man Global Communications Mega-Network, and pretty much also of this blog. So there's that. Huzzah!
So on this day one year ago, I couldn't sleep for nervousness before my first bike ride into work; these days I snooze right up until the last minute and fang it in as fast as poss, while whistling a little ditty. Who amongst us hasn't made a few swoopy bike-dance moves when no-one's looking
Shake it like a Polaroid picture ladies !
Last year I was terrified of traffic; this year, contemptuous, scathing, wary, but not terrified.
Last year I wore the most hideous ensemble, this year I like to think of myself as more "tastefully attired".
Also over the past 12 months, I lost about 7 kg, put some back on, felt healthier and happier, I started this blog, joined Twitter (@Spokes_wo_man has a real Love/Hate thing going on there I can tell you), started going to transport and city-planning events, and developed a real interest in urban planning and liveable city design. The places a late-onset hobby will take you eh ?
It's been a great year.
With a special thank you to Sprocketman for his continued support and purchasing of bike things to cheer me up, and to my lovely friend Clayton, who rode home with me as a surprise on this day last year; let's do it again sometime : )