Take care mate and don’t overdo it.Normally a 10.6 mile ride wouldn't be much to write about . But I've been off the bike since Tuesday which is not long for some but basically I ride everyday . While on a ride on the 2nd I could feel my back aching not to bad until I stopped at home and went to dismount it felt like I'd been punched in the back . Hobbled into home hunched over . Complete rest the next day and the back began to ease so much so I bike commuted to work on Tuesday on the hybrid much more upright position 16 miles in total . But the back wasn't right and my fairly physical job didn't help although sitting doing nothing makes it worse almost seizing up . So I've stayed off the bike until this morning waited until any frost was gone and the sun was out . Out the door at 11.30 and did my local 10 mile loop out to Swithland and back . The back was ok but getting on the drops I could feel the back so a nice steady ride taking it easy up any inclines . Home with not too much pain but I will certainly be taking it easy for a while longer . The centuries challenges for January are it doubt thankful I got my half century ride in
Yup, that road is usually bordered with dog walkers, and has very little traffic at all. A bit of a surprise to have so much going on. Most of which I did not notice, except the idiot driving in braille. The joys of riding through dormitory towns are few . . .@Old jon funny how the sixth sense prompts caution/camera... that white Citroen close pass, the fun-lovin' criminal pavement parking Audi with the illegal grey plates and then Captain Cockwomble in the Skoda SUV more than justified the cost of the film. A rich seam of potential reporting of driver misbehaviour. Otherwise I hope a safe and enjoyable ride.