Today we got back into the skate/cycle routine again. It was soooo good to be out again. Only 17km today but we loved it. It was just the three of us. FF. (Female friend) had to go and work her vegetable garden (spring is starting there as well) and MF (Male friend) joined us.
For SO it was the first time on his new skates. As you can recall SO had some trouble with his previous skates during our skating trip. You can read that back here and here. So when season started to come round again I told SO in no uncertain terms that he needed new skates. I was not going to see him ever in that much agony whilst skating again. SO’s response was; “Well we’ll have a look a little later on”. My response was; “We have to be near the skate shop this weekend anyway. Let’s leave early and stop by”. Needless to say he bought new skates that weekend (now three weeks ago) Our friends knowing how my SO can procrastinate nearly keeled over when they heard he had new skates already. But they are nice and look very good.
They are pumpkin orange in that nice subtle neony type pumpkin. However SO’s new skates were quite literally outshone by MF’s new wheels. These were neon bright yellow, with red centers.
Neither skater will need to wear reflective gear this year. Their skates will beam in the dark. I am quite sure we won’t even need lights if we ever decided to skate in the dark!
It was good to have the speed, the sun and wind again. All worries and niggles disappear right there and then. Both men looked like fillies being let out for the first time in spring and I had trouble keeping up when they would stretch their legs on straight smooth tarmac. After 17km we could feel it was still early in the season and were glad to be home. Feeling so much better now again. Cobwebs gone and life simply is amazing again.