Friday, 21 January 2011

Thaw? I Should Thay Tho!

Bitterly cold ride today. 20mls at a sedate 17.5mph. Back through Skelton on Ure and the pain of thawing feet out in a hot bath. Sitting at my desk I'm glad to be home with a hot coffee, but where are the biscuits?

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Another New Me

The past couple of days of fine weather have seen me haring round the countryside trying to dislodge some of the accumulated Christmas blubber, but to no avail. You'd think after two whole days I'd be able to see a difference wouldn't you? Anyway - very dissapointing!
Oh, and Hi to Lynne who I met on the road today (literally!) Thanks for your encouragement and kind words.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

New Year, New Bike, New Me!

The icy weather has kept me off the bike for some time and the ever decreasing time slots between eating and drinking over Christmas and the new year have meant that I've also neglected the gym so that now I find my beloved (Ha ha) lycra is stretched to breaking point.
On the up side I do have a shiny new bike; a Scott CR1 Pro. It has a featherlight, carbon monocoque frame and forks, weighing about 7 kilos and an incredibly slick Shimano Ultegra drive train which makes it very fast. Unfortunately my rickety old body can't keep up with it which means the bike arrives home from a ride ten minutes before I come hobbling and spluttering through the door. Anyway here she is in all her waspish glory:
Thought you might like a closer look at what is laughingly called a saddle!