I don’t usually keep a diary. I’m not so good at routine. But, I’m going to try.
There are so many people writing such good stuff in this blogosphere.
Lucky for me I have an incredibly small audience to disappoint.
OK… Here we go (if I was clever – suspend disbelief – I’d drop in a video clip of the Chemical Brothers song ‘DJ Hero’ at this point, which has that line in it, to give you, maybe, an idea of how I get the motivator running – but I’m definitely not wise)
Its 5.30am & pitch black. Sunday morning 25th Jan 2014. Its one degree above freezing outside.
This years cycling challenges so far are:
- April 100mile Norfolk Coastal RideRide. This is a build up ride
- May 185mile London Revolution Ride. Doing this one for Pancreatic Cancer and Breast Cancer.
- May 175miles circumventing some of Norfolk
- June 165miles coast to coast through the Lake District and North Yorkshire Moore’s. Raising for the above charities
- July 100miles Norfolk. Heart Foundation charity ride
But right now the challenge is getting out of bed to go train. Its cold & wet & blowing & my bed is warm…same as it ever was. Last week I was washing mud and grit from places most definitely not designed to cope with that stuff.
I’m now running late…
Dogs greet me with enthusiasm, & offer to pull my wet gear off, run me a bath, & make a nice hot cup of tea…not
The winter bike (in the rain)
The wet tired smiling rider (do I really look like this good grief!) The face of a happy winter cyclist. You know that you too would smile if you had to bounce up & down on a hard saddle, slightly wider than a crayon, for about 3.5hrs in the freezing rain.
Ride length 65 miles
Accidents one. Couldn’t break in time slowing for horses, the wrong kind of leaves on the road that’s my excuse. The other guys were impressed by the elegance of my flight & one point landing. I was relieved that the horse didn’t polish its hooves on my head
My longs looked worse
Day off tomorrow, then turbo interval training…joy