Night ride home
You riding all the way home? Im asked. Yup. Sounds and said certain. Legs seem happy, head is convinced to do the ride. Pull on kit, overshoes and split mitts. Lights on. Shutter up, rolling out through the sprawl of croydon. Let the legs spin, getting used to effort. Move through the city lights, blue flashes, wandering traffic. First climb to Warlingham. Into suburbia. Traffic less, but still...