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I had a shocking ride this morning. Only did 23km and gave it away. Ever had one of those days when it all "feels" wrong? Knicks weren't comfy, shoes didn't adjust right, gloves too big, seat too low/high/angled...in fact, I reckon I wasn't even riding my bike!!
What causes this? Was it all the talk about dropping bikes in the 1100km bracket...I just ticked over Or should I have just stayed in bed
Hoping for a long ride in the morning, so fingers crossed everything fits tomorrow.
Sorry to hear you had such a bad one - I am dying to get out on the road again. Hopefully should have a replacement bike shortly (have been borrowing a friends, but somehow the inspiration to get out there just has not been in evidence ).
I took my super light weight paper mache bike out for a ride this morning. Got a good speed out of it until it broke the frame
Hope that cheers you up,
You do get days like that. At least it wasn't raining. I usually get this on day 2 of a tour. It's something I plan for now that I am aware of it.
Take a day or two off and it should feel right again.
You could always come riding with a lunatic
Thanks guys. Feel a little better. I last rode on the trainer on Tuesday (damn no daylight savings ) so have already had a few days off
I really wanted to ride today...I always want to ride...it was so still while we were throwing balls for the dogs at the park, but the seabreeze came in by the time we got out. Maybe that did it.
The threat of riding with a lunatic makes me want to get my act together in the morning Now if you'll excuse me, to quote Lisa Simpson "I have some paper to mache"
Moo, the thing to remember about cycling is that it is the activity of the gods. True. Cycling is the pure expression of physical exertion. True. That is why it is so much fun. That is why all those aches, all those pains, all that wind in your face and that horrible realisation that you have ride uphill to get home AGAIN, all adds up to a euphoria that otherwise, can only be purchased at great expense and risk to your legal freedom.
Sadly though, as the Greeks understood all too well, the gods are no more rational or rooted in reality than we are. Thus some days are utter pleasure and other days have you wondering who's cat you ran over.
'tis good Moo. Today you ran over someone's cat. Tomorrow, you will soar with the eagles and all the non-cycling 'other-folk' will stare at you with wonder and envy.
It matters not whether you spent hours covering extraordinary distances on your steed ... all that matters is that you and your steed are as one, that you understand each other and share the love of the road. Some days, that love will take you over distances that have non-cyclists open their eyes in wonder, other days you will share a quiet day in front of the box.
Go to your steed and give her a pat on the saddle. Tomorrow, or the next day, you will share the euphoria of the road once again ... and today will morph in your memory until it becomes just another of the wonderful times you spent on her saddle.
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