|"I turn sideways to the sun, keep my thoughts from everyone."*|
At the bus stop the cake, the tea and the Belvita biscuits made an appearance and we chatted about various things, such as Mark Beaumont's The Man Who Cycled the World, which has been name-checked a few times over recent posts. It's a great book and I can't wait to read The Man Who Cycled the Americas.
|"Who are you fucking looking at?"|
What really annoys me about technology is the constant upgrading. My computer, on which I am now writing this blogpost, is slowly becoming obselete. Certain things no longer work because I need to upgrade my operating system, which costs money. So eventually the capitalist bastards will catch up with me: my iphone 4S will somehow become useless and I'll be forced into a contract again OR I'll have to buy a new phone – for cash – to continue with a SIM-only deal. All very frustrating, but right now I'm happy with my deal and I still have my iphone, which I've looked after – no scratches, no broken screen.
And then, of course, I had my recent travels (to Chicago and Italy – see previous posts by scrolling down) to discuss.
|Andy's racer near Godstone Green, Surrey last weekend|
We eventually mounted the bikes and headed for home, stopping halfway along the 269 to have a brief chat before parting company. There were some very large, fierce-looking, horned beasts in the fields (see photograph). I took a few snaps and then we parted company.
I rode towards Warlingham Green feeling at peace with the world and looking forward to the rest of my Sunday back home.
* Lyrics from That's the Price of Love, a great New Order track.