Given I spend the majority of my time with one ailment or another if I let this get in the way of training I’d never be out on the bike. With this in mind I dragged my poorly self out of bed yesterday after sleeping a good 20 hours and nursed my chest infection with some honey tea before climbing on the bike for a quick 15 mile tour around Oxford.
I picked a route that had the least uphill and the most weeeeeeeee going downhill. I think I learnt a lot dragging myself out of bed and on to the bike and here’s a summary:
– no matter how sniffly and ill I feel, it always seems better zooming down a steep hill
– it’s okay to get lost cycling around the city, all roads eventually lead somewhere
– for a city that prides itself on its cycle routes Oxford has a hell of a lot of pot holes, broken road surfaces and cycle paths that end abruptly
-cycling down flooded tow paths can be fun
I also stopped off at a cycle shop to discuss with them getting my bike adjusted so that it actually fits me better:
I went in to Warlands and I will definitely be going back to get work done on the bike as they were the friendliest most knowledgeable bike shop I have found in Oxford. Hopefully the adjustments we can make will mean I have a much more comfortable bike for long distance rides.
Hopefully I can go on two long rides next weekend and really get this training started!