Riding With A Pro-Cyclist
Last week, I got to ride a few miles with a pro cyclist, now, out of respect for his privacy (& the fact he wasn’t permitted to ride this day due to an injury) I wont say who it is, nor what the route was, so I’m sure some will disbelieve me but hey ho.
I was on my Single Speed, with a rucksack and baggy coat, he was on a Di2 Dura Ace Dogma, in full kit, we rode together for around 5 miles before he turned off and went for some SERIOUS hills, I , Sadly had to go to work.
BUT it was the proudest moment of my short cycling time on a bike, by the last mile, we were both REALLY turning the screw, it was uphill at an average of 4%, the result was a NEW PB for any single mile, regardless of bike.
For in that last mile, we averaged 26.4Mph, over an average gradient of 4%………WOW……
Not bad for a pro that shouldn’t have been out riding as he was ordered to rest because of injury and a former fat bloke on a Single Speed !
Looking nicely like a 1970’s Texas Serial Killer now !
I’m A Loser Baby !
I said a few weeks ago that I wanted my trophy back , well after receiving a HUGE amount of nominations, I was told this week that……..
I wasn’t even short listed, ah well, there is still the Olympics to aim for .
I have been posting less frequently in the last few weeks and that trend will continue for a short time longer too, for I have 3 REALLY critical exams, 2 of them have been passed and the 3rd is not very far away now, its taking up all my time, effort and energy, so don’t worry, I’m still here, still churning out the miles ( 300 miles so far in Movember), if all goes well then within a few weeks, normal service will be resumed, it’s at this time of the year, when miles decrease and food becomes plentiful that I always worry about my weight, I’m still just hovering under 12 stone 11 pounds & so long as I keep a CLOSE watch on things, I am hoping to get through this winter unscathed.