…The truth is I never left, work just got in the way!
Much has happened over the past eleven months, so there is much to tell. My only problem is where to start???
I intend to disclose the good, bad and the ugly. Everything from saddle sores to great personal achievements (IMHO)
I’ve been learning a lot since I’ve been back on the bike and feel that I’ve progressed and am seeing steady improvements in my performance. I believe though, I am reaching a level now, where I may have to make changes to my lifestyle to be able to achieve these performance gains. These being diet and alcohol consumption.
However, this blog will not be giving a blow by blow account of my marginal gains and how I’ve eked out a few seconds here and there at the expense of my love of food and the odd tipple!
No, this blog is about my love of cycling, warts and all. I’ll pull no punches and say it how it is.
So far this year I’ve ridden over 8000 km and climbed almost 124,000 m.
I’ve been lucky enough to have ridden in two countries (not including Spain).
I’ve had a few punctures, most of which occurred during what I now refer to as the week of hell!
I suffered a most prolonged saddle sore, that resulted in almost a month off the bike.
I’ve hit the wall/bonked spectacularly and far from home on two (possibly three) occasions.
Two broken spokes and not on the same ride.
Tackled some real steep short climbs at over 30% and my knees survived to tell the tale.
I went on my first marcha cicloturista or organised bike ride / bike race here in Spain
And much, much more…
Stay tuned and make an excuse to get out and ride!