I have had a crappy week and was thinking how nice it was to ride in the sun on the SOB, it was a joy.
So JOY is...
Riding in the sun by yourself
Riding the Stuart O'Grady Bikeway in the sun when the hills are shrouded in dark clouds
Getting a PR on Strava
Hearing the rain on the carport roof when you finish your ride
Riding with a great tailwind
Using the Headwind for a training opportunity
Riding in the sun with friends
Opening the door after long ride to "tea's ready"
Ok now your turn JOY is.......
Joy is KOM today on strava :P
The hum of a freewheel - campag on the roadie or the white industries on the SS MTB.
... hearing the gentle tick of a SA 3-speed in 3rd gear as one travels fast on a quiet road, wind in the hair, and not a care in the world..
(I know, the kids will tell me i'm having a senior's moment.)
[REALITY: I have allowed myself 20 minutes for a journey to work that usually takes 25-30, and I have been late twice already this week, and it's only Wednesday today.]
David you have my vote for making me laugh out loud - LOL for the younger ones.
After spending half an hour trying to fit a mudguard to an ancient bike and failing to get rid of that tick tick tick noise when you spin the wheel, joy is discovering it's the spokes hitting the 'pretend workshop stand' that's holding the bike up.
chatting with friends rehashing our ride on a Saturday morning, add extra joy if sunshine & good coffee, bonus if previous days at work (office with poor lighting) have been hard.
I have another
Riding out on a crisp Saturday morning to Jaspers... (a Galwer Wheelers reference)
Joy is... realising despite the chill and the rain you are enjoying yourself and your legs are happy and warm because you're pushing along nicely (Thursday rural ride, Bridgewater)
The clicking in of your shoes at the end of your driveway setting off on a ride.
Swerving left to right on an empty road because you can.