Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by ColinJ, 8 Feb 2012.
That's a bummer. At least nothing other than skin broken. GWS.
Yes, must admit I didn't realise I was quite such a mess but told him my husband's office was round the corner (true) or I was going up to the GP's surgery and assured him "I'm fine", as you do
Get well soon @Cranky Knee Girl!! Glad nothing's broken! Is the bike ok too?
Commuter bike is fine, ridden it gingerly yesterday/today and managed some pilates. So relieved/lucky nothing broken!
Warmer day, so I rode my March 100km ride today, slow and easy. Cloudy with a bit of blue sky.
Another 100km ride for March, a nice cloudy day with no wind, so excellent for cycling.
March ride done today, a hard going 65 miles. That makes it 15 months on the trot, and brought my imperial Eddington number to 42.
Back on it. I'll carry on posting to make sure I don't give up, I hope nobody minds!
Great but tough day out at the Wells and Mells and Old Rail Trail Audax yesterday from Whitchurch, Somerset. Drizzly, warmish but a stiff southerly. The organiser, Will, tags his rides #wills_hills and he doesn't lie. Did the same ride last year. was determined to get up King Alfred's monument at Stourhead (Dorset) but didn't quite, the last bend had me Was chuffed to bits to get up Wollard Lane right at the end, nasty horrible blighter, failed that too last year so pleased I improved somewhere. That would be month 27 if I hadn't mucked up 26 but I did do two end of month 25
As they say, you can't keep a cranky knee girl down.
I can't believe that I have already done 4 metric centries, this year! Despite the weather. They have all been enjoyable but very hard work. I wouldn't have been able to do them without my winter boots, wish I'd bought them years ago, I'm sure they are a good investment.
Also, I have been very glad of the support of riding in a group. last winter I was leading most of the shorter A group rides which helped with the half century challenge but luckily this year we have a couple more members willing to take the rides out allowing me to go on the middle distance B rides, even leading them, though a lot of the time I am calling out the turns from the middle or back!
Finally caught up, we have 22 starters this year, and as of now 21 remain in, though I suspect that @tallliman has forgotten to post a qualifying ride for February?
Yeah, I'm still in....Will update in due course.
@Katherine, winter boots are easily my best purchase too. So much easier and warmer than overshoes.
Eeek. I've just looked at my diary and really, it has to be this weekend, unless I squeeze in an evening/night ride. Probably Sunday. I looked at the weather forecast and its for sleet on Sat and rain on Sun.
Heads off to plan flattest 100k possible.
An eek from me too. My first choice audax was postponed due to snow the other week, and I'm due to do an alternative one this weekend. Cue my old lower back spasm problem! Can barely stand up at the moment. Might sleep on the floor tonight. Determined not to give in easily. May end up using another club ride later in the month as a slingshot again to travel a bit further afield and turn a 40 into a 62 miler.
Very windy today, I struggled around a 100km loop, everytime I headed into a strong wind I was at virtual walking pace. Tatton park still looked nice though, Anderton Boat lift hadn't blown away and Acton Bridge was functioning fine. I even had time to visit Lewis Carroll's birth site again, the gardeners have given it a good winter trim and there are a few wild rabbits making plenty of holes.
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