Thursday, 8 January 2009

Easing Back In

I did manage to arrange a ride for last week end but we then had to cancel it due to ice everywhere (and wives not being overly impressed with later starts etc !). However, I rode to work on my mountain bike (with hybrid style tyres) on Monday as I thought the wider tyres would be better on the slippery roads. I thought I was going to be sick on the way in - I'm so out of condition after Christmas ! I ended up with a slow puncture on the way home, so I'm sure the extra drag added to my effort. I've used my road bike on Wednesday and Thursday and I can feel the fitness returning slowly, which is what I'm aiming for as I've got a 65 mile ride on Sunday organized and I know the others have been out a few times over the break.

I'm going to Amsterdam the following weekend, so I'll probably have to start the whole process over agian when I get back.

There's been a flurry of entering events as all the big ones have opened in the last week. I'm now entered for the Princes Risborough, Forest of Dean, Polka Dot challenge, Dragon Ride and Etape Du Dales.


Simon Lewis said...


I just found you blog. Great readinging. Thanks. I'm also doing the Etape this year as well as the Fred and Dave Lloyd Mega. I'll enjoy reading your progress. Good luck with it all. Cheers, Simon

Guy said...

Thanks Simon. Good luck with your training.