Even worse than Did Not Finish, did not even start !
Yes the dreaded lurgy has got me .
Whatever I try to do, somehow I always seem to be one or two steps behind what I am trying to achieve. Mind you, I'm quite happy with the job I am doing of keeping on fighting the good fight .
Yes, if I think about it properly, it is circumstances that are to blame, the things outside of my control. The things I have power to control, I am controlling, and to the best of my abilities, getting the job done, so no complaints really .
Last night, I should have been getting home from work, getting my fell shoes on and heading off to Moel Famau for a lovely little fell race in glorious sunshine.
In reality, I was sick over my handlebars cycling up the Cymau hill on the way home from work, then to add insult to injury broke a spoke (another ) a mile and a half from home, struggled like mad to actually walk up our drive and promptly flopped into bed, where, aside from frequent visits to the bathroom, I have remained until getting up to ring in sick to work.
I hate having to phone in sick - it really isn't me.
Anyway, this thing came on pretty quick, it was about 3pm yesterday I started to feel a bit dodgy, aching stomach, tired, heavy legs, even found myself wishing I was in the car and not having to cycle home. Hopefully coming on quick as it did it will go quickly too.
I could do with getting out to the bike shop to get that broken spoke fixed, it is on the drivetrain side and I don't have the right tools myself to remove the cassette. Need my stomach to settle yet before I can chance that trip out.
Can't believe that another spoke has gone.
Made my mind up that I need to change things bike wise. I've been toying with the idea of swapping for a cyclo-crosser, which will be a lot more durable and a lot more versatile too. With nobbly tyres I'd be able to head off road a bit, wider tyres than the racer will soak up more of the bumpiness of our p*** poor British roads. Mudguards will be a better fit, it'd take a rack for light touring, and the stronger brakes would undoubtedly help keep me little bit safer when I am whizzing down the narrow lanes here.
I love my racer though, it will be very hard to part with it if I do decide to swap. Keeping it will obviously be the cheaper option, but after snapping yet another spoke, even this is going to cost, as I have made up my mind I definitely need to change the wheels. I've never known spokes to snap on a bike before, and these are doing it all the time.
Jun18201312:05 a.m.It should have been Yoga tonight. I don't manage to get there every Monday, circumstances can quite often conspire against me and my weekly dose of downward...
Jun14201312:05 a.m.Now there's a thing I haven't done in a long while. Must have been that short sharp blast up "The Beast" on Tuesday that has awakened in me the need for speed...
Jun11201311:23 p.m.Tuesday now, and the first of this year's mid week fell races. "Trail Race Up The Beast" it was called, a delightful little trot out around the hills,...
Jun0920134:46 p.m.Some great looking blog titles on here - looking forward to getting stuck in and reading them later on - in the meantime... I don't know where it comes from...