i still find it hard to get the balance right on a bike........so much that i laways have two gloves with me...either winter and spring.......or spring and summer.....
always have leg and arm warmers on so they can go up and down easily....
alight weight rainjacket that can screw up in a pocket if the forecast is dry as it can double for rain or wind.....
and now I have discovered i can cycle with my long sleeve cycle jersey ariound my waist even with all the pockets full.......
tomorrow looks wet though so will need a bigger jacket that will cause even more indecsion.......
good luck for tomorrow EP
great news RBM......
this constant rain is pissing me off now........the thought of riding 100 miles in it tomorrow up and down hills in the wind and heavy rain for the whole day is making me sad
I checked the water temp in Chepstow dive quarry the other day and it was still only 8 degrees so still pretty cold.
wel done EP it's all good training.
did 46 miles and the wind was a nightmare, one point I was going down hill and losing time to the virtual training partner if i didnt peddle.
However more miles in the tank and the sun was out for a while so all good.
It was wet and windy and very hilly....and we had a number of mechanical problems.and at one stage the rain felt like hail as the wind was hitting it into my face...........
and my lower back is hurting probably from spending so long down on the brakes jamming them on down all the technical horrible hills with lots of crud on the road.......
anyone want to buy one very dirty muddy bike........
I looked like I had been doing MTB not road biking as i was caked in so much dirt
i blame Pingu..But broke but tring is my hero for the day
I do accept full responsibility, lol. I don't think I've ever come home so caked in mud. It was certainly an interesting day! Lets do it again
I should have got you to clean my bike IP
Seren my legs looked muddier than yours after I took my tights () off, at least your legs got washed by the rain, and it was my pleasure, at least I got to practise fixing things without anything actually going wrong with my bike
I reckon we drag IP to some OW swimming soon
My whole weekend consisted of no Fink training. However it did involve moving a large lockup container from Oxford to Shropshire, via Ikea to collect loads more stuff. Then moving it all in to a new house. That was saturday. Sunday was moving the boxes around, then moving all the flatpack and building it all and then collecting 3 piece suite, firdge freezer and a bed. Prety much all single handed as sister is 8 months pregnant (still very good at directing things though!)
I feel like I've done a HIM a least! Really very very achey all over, especially top of thighs / hmastrings
My saturday morning physio may need to be repeated next saturday
and just when me and Pingu were complaining how hard it is to get back wheels on for teh Planet x bikes....and how it really takes ages....BBT steps in a does it in 1 sec flat.....
so thats us proved wrong
but he was the total gentleman fixing my back puncture and IP's brakes and then when I punctured with a mile and a half to go he drove back in the car to rescue me .....but amazingly I had managed to actually change the innertube myself and was nearly ready to go.....and so cycled to teh finish.......
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