Friday, 26 September 2008

Too nice to drive

I had a few places to be today and had anticipated a day of in and out of the car, but it was just so sunny I couldn't face it. A bit of timetable inspecting and I determined I could just as conveniently train it and bike it, get everything done and enjoy around 30 miles of sunshiney riding. What could have been a stressful day ended up being lots of fun!


Sunday, 14 September 2008

Le Tour

Sunshine, chips, ice-cream and pro-cyclists. Enough of a lure that a few of us pedalled out to the coast today to watch as Tour of Britain whipped through Southport. Lots of fun. About 65 miles of riding for me, I wonder if the pros are fuelled by chips and lollies?


Saturday, 6 September 2008

curb your enthusiasm

can't. stop. riding...!

currently reacquainting myself with the joys of the road bike (resplendent with new flowery bar tape and hoods, thanks jo). i like the big ring, i like 12% hill reps, i like squeezing ninety minute sprints in between the showers, i like the fact that i only have about thirty seconds of flat-out in me before my endurance tuned legs give up and die in a stinging heap of noodle wobbles, i like going fast for a change and i like that there is something to work on again.

rain? yes. pissing down. nothing quite like head down in the drops sprinting downhill through a river to elicit giggles.

bikes are ace.