Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Heartbeat, increasing heartbeat

You hear the thunder of stampeding rhinos, elephants and tacky tigers *

I am back on the bike after two weeks dental recovery. Last week I bought myself a new heart rate monitor and the first cycle into work took 41:00 minutes at an average of 155 bpm. At one point I looked down at the wrist monitor and it was showing 169; who needs to go to the gym for a workout.

Sunday we watched a DVD of "The Queen" starring Helen Mirren where a key theme is the relationship between Blair and HRH. This week Horse Guards Road is closed for the Trooping of the Colour so my route has had to change. In a piece of elegant symmetry my route in takes me up Whitehall past Downing Street and my route home takes me down the Mall past Buck House.

Sunday I pulled the unicycle out of the bike shed known as "Arthur", pumped up the tyres and took it for a wobble round the patio. I have to say it is *not* like riding a bike. I will need more practice even to get back to my previous dubious level of proficiency.

* "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us" by Sparks

1 comment:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Glad your dental recovery has progressed: it looked - and sounded - so painful. I like people who name their sheds and other objects!