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A steep footbridge seperates me from the cycle path.
Fortunately it is covered with chicken wire, increasing the grip.
It works fine.
I have no trouble at all pushing my bike to the top.
Here I have to face temptation:
Given the combination of a determined driver, a cool eye and a quick mind it should be possible to achieve the utmost from the underlying mechanism.
The descent starts well. The chicken wire works fine. The tyre maintains its grip. I enter the turn with perfect timing, expertly leaning into it. A most successful manoeuvre it would be, if achieving the utmost from my underlying mechanism was enough...
Meanwhile steerswoman Antoinette is on the bridge. This must be a source of immense pleasure to her! She hurries across to lend me a hand. Like a worthy South African sailor she quickly hoists me back ashore. Thanks ever so much!
The damage is substantial:
A bit further down the road the sun on a bench beckons. A perfectly pleasant location where, with the help of some wine and good company, the day's events can be put into perspective. Life is beautiful if only you open yourself to it. Falling down is nothing to be ashamed of. What counts is getting up with dignity, if you know what I mean...
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