Friday, 27 June 2008

Bloody Awful

Well, that must count as just about the worst ride I've had. Not that anything seriously untoward happened – no white van drivers trying to knock me off the road. Just 25 mph winds, bottom bracket developing an annoying click, seriously bad indigestion kicking in, foot cramp and my Achilles tendon hurting like hell. Oh yes and it started to rain too. So 1 lap it was then into the shower. Let's hope Sunday's is better as the 60 miler is fast approaching and I need the training.

The figures:
Distance: 13.27 miles
Time: 53.24
Average speed: 14.9 mph
Max speed: 21.9mph
Calories 816
Av Cadence: 65 rpm

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Bloody Marvellous

Ah what a difference 48 hours makes.

This morning's ride was wonderful. 39 miles in weather that may not have been quite perfect but really good for riding nonetheless. Sun, cloud now and again, wind that offered and challenge and cooled. Shame I didn't have time to do a fourth lap but is was back to my usual job of unpaid chauffer!

Feeling much more confident about the Essex Countryside Ride in two weeks time although I am still debating between te 40 and 60 mile route. The main reason being that the London to Southend ride is two weeks after and I don't want to overdo the training.