A bike ride up on the hills with my son and a friend. Somehow managed to time it to coincide with a spell of heavy rain. So warm though and little wind, it didn’t matter. Nice to try out the bike upgrades.
Watched Free Solo again, this time my son watched as well. Alex Honnold makes thought provoking comments throughout the film about fear and dealing with it. Timestamps noted so that I can go through later and jot down the bits that got my attention.
Just managed to get a peep at comet Neowise. The sky is still rather light in the NE but Neowise looked good through the binoculars. What is more impressive is Jupiter to the SE. Very bright and visible as a disc through the binoculars and 4 of its moons very clear as well. Blows the mind.
While doing the brakes etc on my bike I noticed the rear tyre was in bad shape. Ordered a Maxxis Minion (which amuses my son no end) this week, fitted it this morning. Went for a slightly fatter tyre which should make for a better ride on the rough stuff.
Watched Free Solo. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautifully shot. Am fascinated by stories of people pushing the boundaries of what is physically and mentally possible – an extraordinary feat. Mr Honnold, I salute you.
Took the day off on Monday for a family birthday. Went for a walk in a Wiltshire nature reserve we discovered last year. So very peaceful. Much needed.
Beautiful mackerel sky this morning.