Sunday, August 28, 2011
Weekend Bike ride.
Well, I dusted off my Cannondale Synapse with the attitude " Well, it hurts if I sit and do nothing, and it hurts if I do something...so better to do something!"
The bike was covered with dust, tyres flat, and it just looked awful. With a few squirts of WD40 and a rag I had it looking nice again. So I packed the car and took the bike to the "Lowlands" (which I have blogged about before).
Now, I have to admit that I was a little reluctant to push it, but I soon found my rhythm and was humming a long nicely, that was, until a young guy with legs like Cadel Evans shot past me like a car in the fast land on the motorway. It was only then I realised just how slow I had become in the 18 months since I have ridden.
This shook me out of my "Gee I am going well" thoughts, and I hit the gears up and tried to keep up. Well, I didn't.. Buuuut I think with continued effort I will give it a good crack.
The lowlands are beautiful- Polo fields, the river, hedges, turf farms and birds. Its a lot like riding along English country lanes.
After a short 25ks I returned home.
This morning I have woken up a bit sore but I am on a mission to get fit again and will be back Wednesday.