Switched on the TV & radio news this morning and couldn't get away from a certain imminent birth in the UK.
Went for a great 2.5 hour ride along the Taff Trail and the coast road, with a coffee and cake stop, and it felt so good.
Returned home and still more of the same stuff lunchtime. The papers and all media will be full of it tomorrow, and probably for days - no, weeks - to come, so another long ride is on the cards.
Cycling is great for bringing calm to my life and cutting through the crap.