Monday, September 10, 2012
Good Idea (???) (4 Nov 2008)
Last night when we were discussing how to get around the sites on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor, Belinda suggested renting a bike, and I thought, "Brilliant!" (Since I'm apparently British, I get to say fun things like that, you wanker.) When we set off down the road on our bikes (hers just happened to be pink, mine was red) after crossing on the ferry, the sun was low, the air was cool, and life was pretty fricking sweet. It was around 8 a.m. then. We decided to bike to Hatshepsut's temple via the Ramesseum, about, I don't know, seven kilometers maybe? Less than the distance from my parents' house to the Glenwood tennis courts, paved the whole way, and with no real hills to speak of. So what if we were riding one-speeds (and the name of that speed is very, very slow)?