The weather continues to frustrate work on the mast which, as it is 66' long has by necessity to be outside. However, it has improved enough for me to be able to increase my cycling. I now am aiming to try and get out every 2nd day and the standard loop is 37.6 km so this should bring up my levels of fitness and stamina. I would run but after many miles of this my knees are, literally, worn out and after two internal inspections the only option seems to be a new one! This I will wait to do as hopefully technology is improving all the time. Also, our new sponsors http://www.sportssurgeryclinic.com/ may have some answers when we meet up later.
|When it all goes well|
I dislike intensely cycling in rain so that is what governs participation! Wind is always a struggle and wrecks havoc with times and as I say to many, the west of Ireland is a place where you have to peddle hard downhill....! Negotiating, or rather annoying the traffic is constantly of interest and the best policy seems to be to stay in the middle of your lane to prevent being 'encouraged' into the ditch! I also have recently bought http://www.knog.com.au/gear-lights/boomer.phps which I have found car drivers actually notice....!
I also find that my knee stays much more flexible the more I cycle and less painful when doing any walking. Maybe time to look at some expedition style cycling trips for the winters as this rather gray one has been long. Alongside the economic tales of woe, time to think of some more positive things to do....!"
by Jamie Young