3)gross stupidity-the decision to take a short ride after having spent the aft. in my easy chair suffering from
a fat induced coma-besides, it wasn't raining that hard!
4)masochism-deciding to include "smock valley hill" in a suddenly longer ride. A hill, short, but from the top
the bottom cannot be seen. A hill I have only tried to ascend 3 times over the years, although
I have achieved speeds up to 55+mph on the descent-what a thrill!
5)reward-The double rainbow that I saw on the home leg of my ride and the perverse sort of pride that
one takes in accomplishing a difficult, if not very intelligent, challenge. I have now ridden smock
hill 2 out of the 3 times I've tried.
You forgot elderberry pie and lemon cake.
On the way home from a family gathering this afternoon, I decided to drive to the top of Smock Valley Hill. I had to get another look at it myself (my eyes were watering and I could hardly breath last time) and I wanted Missus Skipper to see it. According to her you need to add 'insanity' to your list of definitions.
My reward on the day I rode "The Hill" was having a Red-Tailed Hawk leave it's perch on a fence post and fly along with me, at a distance of about 25 feet, for about a hundred yards. Awsome!