I was just flicking though some youtube vids and in the conrer of my eye I saw this advert for mountain bikes.
Then an old old memory just came back to me.
I was 12. I was bike riding with my friends at some late hour. It was pitch black night time.
We joined another group of kids on bikes. there may have been like 15 of us or so.
We rode into a forest called Pretwich Clough. Not a word was said between us when we entered the forest.
All I could see was the red backlight of the rider in front of me. we followed the leader in a silent bike ride through the clough.
I remember we went down a narrow pathway down a hill with trees to our left and a fence to a farm on our right. I remember that I was scared to death because if I got caught on a branch, I would be flung into everyone else down the hill.
I remember pitch blackness, wind whistling by and utter silence.
I was completely lost in this memory...
Someone else in the office knocked me out of it by asking me why I was still at work.
That was the most sublime memory I've had. I've had snippits of it before, but never this vivid.
I want to go home to bed and get back to it.