With anyone who is Anyone in the cycling world taking part in the Giro d'Italia ( a more exciting version of the Tour de France with more accidents and prettier scenery ) , it's not surprising that any cyclists you do see locally , at the moment , are just being our usual amateur selves
Like the young man approaching yesterday , pedalling briskly , as he chatted on his mobile and picked his nose . Yes, he fell off . Luckily , he managed to remove his finger from his nostril just before he hit the ground ... Still , he was luckier than the young girl who'd gone over her handlebars as she was texting , while cycling past the library . She landed on her nose .
But any opportunity to feel superior vanished five minutes later as I fell foul of a cable someone had snaked across the bike path ... I can heartily recommend Arnica and hope the professionals can take it , too .