Seedy cycling

No this isn’t a post about exploring the more exotic routes of Dutch cycling infrastructure, but something much more mundane. After yesterday’s rain, commuting this morning along the National Cycle Network, the long grass was hanging heavy and damp over the soggy tracks.

They say a rolling stone gathers no moss, but a peddling cyclist certainly collects seeds. Riding along, with the grassy heads brushing against my legs and panniers, I got a pretty even cotyledon crust. By the time I reached the station I looked like a mobile seed bank.


Cheap alternative to leg warmers I suppose, and while taking this photo I did see a mosquito about to breakfast on my blood.


This should guarantee no one sits next to me on the train

About richardjostler

Data Scientist working at Rothamsted Research
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3 Responses to Seedy cycling

  1. They’re not seeds, but anthers (flowering parts, containing the pollen).


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