A lot of my friends are having kids, which, for obvious reasons, can make riding with them a bit difficult. This combined with winter coming and lack of daylight doesn’t make it easier. Luckily I have a new riding buddy.
My dog, Alfie, stands at just over one foot tall and weighs 7.5kg. – a small dog that turns out to love chasing my bike down the trail. Initially it was about taking him for a walk. I would ride slowly, but after getting bored of the walking path I would venture down a trail. And that is when his turbo kicked in.
It’s easy to become lazy during the colder and darker months. Every now and then Alfie’s head pops around the computer as if to remind me that daylight is burning and we should get out. Picking up my helmet is just as good as picking up the lead for him. Ask him, “Do you want to ride the bike?” and his head tilts while an excited whimper comes out. Instead of a friend messaging for a ride I have Alfie making sure we get out.