I have had so much advice from you lot on here, and now I am after some more though I don't know how much you can help. I have astounded both myself and my friends and family with my progress since March. I had a good start then hit a difficult patch at the end of April and through May, it wasn't that progress was slow but more that I felt I was regressing (if thats the right word).Luckily I perservered and was amazed to come out stronger at the end of it. By October I was going really well (for me at least) but I appear to have hit another low patch and I have really started to struggle. I am also finding very hard to keep motivated. I did go out and brave the rain this morning but most of the time it was really hard going and how I stopped myself from taking short cuts I don't know. I have just over 8 weeks until I go to India and by now I should be planning 2 consecutive 50 mile rides but I don't think I could even manage 30 at the moment! I also have a bit of a family 'crisis' going on at the moment which doesn't help. I only managed about 18 miles today and would have a good pace going one minute but then suddenly feel drained and have to slow right down. I got up to 21 mph on the flat at one stage without too much effort but then the next struggled at 12 shortly after that! How can I get my motivation back, is it that thats effecting my riding or is it the other way round. I am trying not to panic too much about this but I am getting worried as time is running out.