So, last Thursday night, I was setting out my kit for the Friday (our weekend here) ride. Slightly fussy, I know, but it's an early morning start before the heat builds up, so I like to have things ready.
Shoes and socks, gloves, helmet, sun glasses, gloves - all ok. Jersey and shorts - where? Increasingly old bloke behaviour - drawers rummaged, wardrobes sifted, R rated vocabulary exercised. Drawers emptied on the floor. X rated vocabulary enacted.
No kit found. Nipped out to the bike shop ( open late during Ramadan). Bought the yellow Nike jersey and Assos shorts I had before, wondering if I'd left my old ones in UK on my trip there last week.
A good ride. Showered and washed out the new jersey and shorts, and hung them out on the line - just next to the original yellow Nike jersey and Assos shorts, a bit dusty after their two weeks on the line.