On today’s bike ride there were lots of little wild pigs rooting around. One burst out of the scrub and ran beside me squealing for a bit. Another one got grumpy.

At Whaka, for my first time across Tūhoto Ariki to link up with Split Enz. A fun loop.

After falling off my bike the very first time I rode with my new calavera-themed mudguard, I fell off the second time too. I now have two crashes’ worth of bumps and cuts and bruises, and I’m wondering if maybe the mudguard is cursed.

Good riding with friends today, and my first time on Hot X Buns.