It's now ten months since I've been cycling along the Taff trail to work and the journey continues to surprise and delight me. Just yesterday evening I was able to pick blackberrys on the way home. These things make me stupidly happy.
It must be said that the last two weeks have been a little damp but the ride has made me keenly aware of the changing of the seasons. The mornings are getting darker and it is getting noticeably colder. We'll soon slide into Winter and I am hoping for a few crisp morning, I don't mind that them so much. I seem to recall from last November that they weren't too bad. Time to clip the bike lights on, think about buying another pair of gloves and consider wet weather gear (have to be practical). I love waving at the my fellow riders and a smile as I cycle by sometimes gets returned. The route has changed since I've been riding it The two pictures here are a art instillation/bird watching thing which has appeared in Sophia Gardens which has ramped up the weirdness in the park.
A sign appeared around two months ago at the Radyr Weir announcing that part of the route would be closed for the best part of a year and that a detour would be in place. Day in day out I cycled past that sign while work went on and I thought 'Maybe it was some other part of the Trail?' but after a week away I came back to the detour. It wasn't so bad, just a little less scenic. I have no idea what what is going on, there's lots of bulldozers and blokes in hard hats looking confused. Maybe their digging up some debris from a UFO crash? Yes, that's probably it.
Often the ride is the highlight of my day. I wonder how it's going to change in the last months of 2015?