Last night just after getting home from work I got a text from someone I work with inviting me out for a curry as he was celebrating. I usually ignore anything like this and bascially only socialise if it involves a bike ride. But for some reason I started thinking about it! He is really nice and I really like his company. I text back asking if many would be there and he said at the moment three. So I decided to go for it!
After 35miles commuting I decided not to ride there so put on my skinny jeans, ideal for cycling in, and headed off to Bolton station. I decided to wear my cycling shoes as I am still not 100% confident of riding fixed not clipped in, especially after a couple of pints! The train arrived and was packed, but I had to get it as otherwise I would be late! I stood there with my bike vertical but not stopping at Salford Crescent meant we were in Manchester in 20minutes. I got off at Oxford Road since I was probably in everyone elses way. The all that was left was the 3miles out to Levenshulme, my friend saw me arrive and came out to meet me (which made it loads easier).
A brilliant evening followed, great food, a couple of drinks and amazing company. There were ten of us in total including another three I know and like from work. After the meal I even went to the pub! I left at midnight and decided just to ride all the way home. It was a lovely ride and when I got home I was buzzing.
Can't remember the last time I went out but I had a great night.