As many of my friends know I had surgery on an ankle in 2011, and despite a lot of rest, it has proved to be a problem, often "clicking out" when I least expect it.
As such the bikes have sat in the shed pretty much since then.
Well, I went over to my UK friends blog " No Hidden Lycra", and became inspired to give it a crack.
So, today I took the Cannonade Prophet down to the polo fields simply to "spin" along the flats and see how I shape up.
Needless to say, I am unfit. Too much Christmas pudding, beer and wine have seen to that, and I am a long way off doing 200km a week.
Today was warm, and the fields looked good with horses and cattle. I set off and kept the gearing up so that I had to really spin ( i.e. get the revolutions rocketing).
The ride was short 15km. However I was breathing quite hard when I returned to the truck.
The plan of action is- one month 3 days a week at this distance, increasing to 25km the following month, then introducing some hilly terrain.
Overall I felt good, no ankle soreness and I am keen to get back out!