first ride back

first ride back by rOcKeTdOgUk
first ride back, a photo by rOcKeTdOgUk on Flickr.

its horrible having a cold, but its twice as bad having a cold at the height of (an all too infrequent) dry spell in summer time. the trails and roads are calling, there’s a tan to cultivate and it’s not dark until quite late and all you want to do is curl up on the sofa and sweat it out. which is the situation i found myself in for the last three days. After the race on sunday and feeling decidedly under the weather i woke up on Monday feeling even worse, tuesday came and things hadn’t inproved. wednesday dawned and although i was feeling more upbeat the thought of pedalling made me sink back to my box of tissues and paracetamol. Thursday and I drove to work to save some energy as i was determined to be out riding tonight.Hooked up with matt and ben for some woodland fun. we passed a film unit shooting a new drama for the BBC, in our woods! sadly i don’t think we managed to get on the show but you never know!. the weather was perfect, sunny and warm but not too hot. i wasn’t feeling too hot myself but a definate improvement and it was great just to be out. not the longest ride but the first one back from a break from the saddle is always sweet.
just a word of caution, don’t race singlespeed bicycles in extreme heat when you have a cold, it’ll end in tears and frustration
ride 82
10 miles
total 1663
july 17
commute 797

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