It had been a while since we rode bikes together, too long in fact.
“Love is the most selfish of all the passions” so a shared passion for adventures on two wheels makes me love my sons even more.
We call ourselves the 3 muskateers, “All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall”.
Through the ups and downs life has been throwing at us the power of a bike ride always seems to be making the downs less down.
Last weekend was the time we would make up for the lost time and nothing could stop us – not even a mountain bike too small: we hired one. A camper van we couldn’t hire: we changed our plans. Parts of cycling kits missing: we mixed and matched with what we had or not even an argument before our planned departure time. “Never fear quarrels but seek hazardous adventures”
“You are very amiable, no doubt, but you would be charming if you would only depart.” The front door opened, we made it to the woods where our adventure began.
Woods became hills became trails became tracks became jumps at high speed. “Besides we are men, and after all it is our business to risk our lives”, punctuated by jelly babies, jammy dodgers, water, horse feeding and looking at the amazing views. Quite a few stops all around.
Time stopped. We had the most amazing time and can’t wait until next time.
Words and photos by @carinesinsta