the bad legs ride

towpath life by rOcKeTdOgUk
towpath life, a photo by rOcKeTdOgUk on Flickr.

after yesterdays long ride today was all about a nice flatish pootle along the B’ham & Grand union canal, in places the towpath was dusty but in others it was as in the picture, very wet and muddy, this made the going a little less easy than expected and as i got nearer to the end of the ride my legs began to protest at the amount of singlespeed and commuting miles I’ve been doing lately and in the last mi;e i began to blow up. Hunger knock is no fun and the first time it happens is quite scary but when you know the signs, that slightly detached from reality feeling, no energy in the legs and a craving for food its time to back off, ride within yourself and get some energy inside you. Luckily, being so close to home I could take the last climb at a steady pace and refuel as soon as i was through the door
ride 80
23 miles
total 1646
June 361
commute 712

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