Today I was reminded of a post I wrote in the spring entitled “Life gets in the way of mountain biking”. My wife, Ali, had asked me early in the year what I’d do in our garden if I had a blank canvas and within days we were digging up many years of work. I hadn’t expected the job to affect my mountain biking but it did, in a big way. I had to dig many tons of soil by hand and get it to a skip at the front of the house. There was no access for a mini digger so I had no option. We previously had 3 diagonal raised flower beds which we have replaced with a sunken pond, which now houses 7 healthy looking goldfish. 3 others seemed to have a parasite and sadly died but the survivors are grown considerably. So was it all worth it? Was it worth compromising my mountain biking and did we really need to destroy some perfectly good flower beds? I won’t feature the front garden which is similar but why don’t I take you on a tour of the back garden?
So was it all worth it?
Your mountain biking was not compromised! As far as I could see, you went out the same number of times and I washed your kit the same number of times. But I have the garden of my dreams! So it was worth it! Your bike widow, Ali.