Damn good to get back out on the bike today after a week off!!!
😯 😯 😯
How mad is that you can bang out 300 mile in one week and then the next, due to a difficult tooth extraction you can end up not doing a single yard. 😕 😕
Headed out over to Worsall, Deighton, Appleton Wiske, Rudby, etc. etc., with Grant, Hugo, and Greg this morning. Damned strong headwind on what seemed to be most of the ride but on reflection that didn’t dampen my enjoyment of it.
However, we all seemed to have a Cross to bear today, I was still “recovering” and looked like Jesse James, Grant was getting over a chest infection and probably shouldn’t have been riding, Hugo was riding his Winter Raleigh and struggling to come to terms with the weight of it, and Greg punctured just outside Rudby, and again had a terrible time removing and refitting his rear tyre after a huge thorn had deflated him.
Still, an enjoyable ride and at a decent pace considering, and back home for about 1015 hrs. 😉 😉
Enjoyed the ride today, but riding the winter bike is like riding a carthorse compared to the racehorse that the summer bike is.
Thought we were back quick today…………… it was only when I was chatting to Grant at the Fox that I realised that I had planned to ride down to Brompton and along to Ellerback rather than turning just after Deighton and down towards Welbury 😳 .
The Ridley Noah has now been relegated into No 4 slot. Hence it is now the ‘winter bike’. Only bad luck or bad judgement will see it get wet.
The training is very much a long term project but I’m still very confident that it will bring about the desired results. Best of all is that I’m very comfortable with it. It suits me and I now realise how I was overtraining most of the time on the bike.
It will be interesting to see how fast I can get next spring. I’ve put the rowing on the back burner so my only training this winter will be on the bike. We’ll just have to wait and see. I could be crap.