Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Racing ?... racing ????

Just riding is enough for me right now, 1st ride today after 3 weeks of inactivity (ok, there's been the odd commute), missing the spin, missing my friends, missing that feeling of riding a bike...

Anyhow, 2 days holiday, a break in the weather, no hangover, could only mean one thing, a ride, a ride on a bike that I built up on Monday evening, my old geared Tinbred, rebuilding the bike was therapy in itself, its been so long since I've wrenched my own bikes I'd almost forgotten how to do it, even so it went together perfectly.

Set off at 1030am, strong sunlight warming my bones, trails in a kind of porridge state after the snow and frost has melted, makes riding sluggish, but its still riding. Legs soon adjust to the demands being put on them, unlike my lungs, tight and sore, the cold air is hurting, but still I soldier on :-).

An hour and a half later and I'm back home, tired but happy, and once again that sinking feeling that I'm at point zero, it can only get better, I'm sure it will.

More riding planned for tomorrow, might even take a photograph or two along the way.

Who needs racing ?

10 comments:

Simon said...

> Who needs racing ?

Me

Mullerton said...

summers just around the corner. still it was a nice day for a ride.
Are you going to have a hangover on saturday morning?

I'm not really gay said...

probably, why ?

Anonymous said...

I remember when Mike didn't race then we got nice things like cake pics and talk of going to cafes etc.Even pics of Als bike.jm.

Mullerton said...

it's your xmas do on the 17th isn't it Steve? has the being sober till then made you forget.

I'm not really gay said...

ah that

that lasted 10 days :-)

Mullerton said...

so i've been dry for nothing!
some role model you are :)

grant said...

Riding?

RIDING?

NO FAIR. I WANT TO RIDE A BIKE!!!!!!

//runs into corner, sobbing....mumbling some rubbish about ice and snow....

Tom Levell said...

Studded tyres?

Simon said...

Grant is just using the snow & ice as an excuse for being lazy ;-)

I am going to ride a bike for the 2nd time this month on Sunday. I will ignore the snow & ice and just get on with it.