>Rides a bike

>This is a link to a picture of Laurence Olivier riding a bike. The cap seems to have the rainbow bands on it and perhaps ‘NISSAN’ on the side. It’s from the film ‘A Little Romance‘ (1979) which I’ve never seen.

Anyways – Larry rode a bike in 1979, I rode a bike yesterday. So I’m back on the bike. I rode 2 miles to a café on Sunday as well, just so I could say that I did ride.

Yesterday’s effort was deliberately relaxed. A long, flat opening over the Pevensey Levels and then some gentle undulations through Herstmonceux (land of trugs) and Ninfield. The gentler profile of the route meant less energy expended than recent efforts. All in all it was great – good weather and a real ‘build’ to the ride. It may not have had much training value, but it got me back out there.

Next weekend’s planned event (the Catford CC 10m TT) is off – my entry was received too late to be considered. I think the Royal Mail may have done me a favour1. The extra time will mean a bit more fitness gained before the ’10’ and ’25’ the following weekend.

Easter is out for racing because of family commitments, so it will be May before I get a chance to start racing in earnest. I’m still not exactly champing at the bit. I’m going to try training every other day for a while (rather than 5 days a week) to try and build up the enthusiasm ahead of the fatigue.

1 They didn’t do me a favour when they lost the modem router that I’d ordered though. I ended up having to buy an overpriced one from PC World. Still no refund either. Not that I’m bitter.