It’s been a while lovely peeps – not a lot to report in the world of “Mountain Biking” in the flatlands; done a lot of riding since I last wrote, feel like I am at my (cycling) fittest. This week did 30 mile ride on Tuesday and was expecting to ache and struggle on Thursdays ride but I didn’t ache and I didn’t struggle – quite the opposite was raring to go and felt great at the end of the ride. Just need to maintain this level of fitness now until October
Came to a conclusion the other week that was weather related – I can either be unfit and fat or get out in the rain and carry on riding, needless to say I am riding and the weather is getting no better
No real hardware news as such – running the Continental Speed Kings on the Merlin and I really like them no trouble at all with them, bit of wheel spin in some extremely boggy conditions but I think anything would have behaved the same, in addition they seem to roll really quickly. Broke both rails on the Fizik Gobi saddle on the 28th June – just riding a long a piece of flat single track and then the next thing you know is both rails of the saddle had broken – managed to bodge the saddle back onto the bike and gingerly ride back to the car!
So here is all the riding I’ve done recently – just need to keep those pedals turning!
21st June – 18 Mile Loop round Peterborough from GM’s house
28th June – 9 mile ride round Wakerley due to broken saddle
3rd July – 22 miles round Rutland Water incl. headland
5th July – 20 miles around Peterborough (same as 21st but start/finish from work)
10th July – 30 Miles round Rutland Water two laps but no headland
12th July – 20 Miles round Peterborough from IR’s house – one dose of cramp; one bug in eye and one puncture but none of it me!