24 Jul 2017

24th July 2017 Carrying the can.


Monday 24th 60F, 15C, bright, but rather cloudy with no wind. Walked briskly to the village in slightly sticky conditions even for a fairly lightweight jacket. The road was splattered with yet more slugs. A score of swallows were enjoying the airspace over a pretty village pond below the church on its prehistoric hump. With lilies and irises looking particularly well at this time of year. 

Small part of a vast flock of mink gulls turning up their noses beaks at actively foraging behind the plough.

Can anyone explain how somebody in sore need of an "energy" drink can manage to carry the full can to the checkout and then struggle out of the shop, all the way out to the car park? But having once consumed all that "concentrated energy" they no longer have the physical strength to reach the nearest waste bin? 

The same goes for takeaway snacks. They are so weak from hunger they repeatedly risk shortening their lives at one of these "healthy foods" establishments. Once they have regained their missing strength it's the same old story. The multi-layer packing is just tossed onto the verge through the car window.

Meanwhile, I have regularly ridden up to 80 miles without so much as a sideways glance at an "energy" drink or takeaway snack and still managed to reach home having missed two normal meal times! I didn't even have a reserve of "between meals blubber" to call upon as an "energy" reserve. I looked more like a [bent] stick in just my shorts than something which would easily roll downhill unaided.

The common Drag racing slug is recognizable by its sleek, streamlined form. It is said to be capable of considerable bursts of speed when competing against commuters. This bronzed individual has obviously been training hard over the summer months.

I was allowed out for a hilly ride today. Mixed periods of sunshine and cloud with light winds. Going well and climbing out of the saddle a lot of the time. The countryside and forest were looking gorgeous again today. I completely forgot [again] and brought back the muesli bar and apple juice I so desperately needed to "maintain my energy levels."

It seems I am doing it all wrong. I should have been eating Heinz Shredz "healthy eating" bars with up to 67% sugar despite its "99% fruit" sales propaganda. I wonder whether their advertising staff or Heinz [Bulk Sugar] management would eat Heinz Shredz or feed their children with them? Do tobacco executives bring home free cigarettes for their families to enjoy? Only 20 miles.

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