I went for a job interview yesterday. It seemed to go quite well and I've just heard that I got the job. I'm very pleased. It's a part-time role with lots of weekend working. Although it's a permanent post, most of the hours are allocated to the months between Easter and September. I'm going to … Continue reading New Job
Back to Kent today to ride the Kent VTTA 30 mile TT on the Q30/2. I was interested to see how I would go after Thursday's ride. Was that an aberration? No, it wasn't. Another slow ride today. The breeze didn't help, but my cadence was low and my heart rate never really got going. … Continue reading Race #12 – A Mighty Wind
>Ah well. I fell into the trap of imagining that progress is inevitable. Based on recent, half-decent rides I'd expected to beat 27:00 in last night's Eastbourne Rovers '10' on the Pevensey course. Instead I went out and did my slowest time for over two years - 28:09. It was a breezy evening, but even … Continue reading >Race #11 – Hubris
>Thursday night's ride was a little disappointing but I think I kept a sense of perspective.Today, however, I may have let the negativity bug get to me for a while. I'm over it now.The event was the Sussex Cyclists' Association 25m TT Championships on the G25/93 at Steyning. I'd not ridden the course before, but … Continue reading >Be positive
>I am suffering from frustration. I'd got back into the training groove - admittedly dragging myself up hills and crawling into headwinds - but now it's all fallen apart again. I think I may have mislaid my cycling mojo. I have excuses - DIY to do, plumbers to wait for, it looks a bit rainy … Continue reading >Arghhh!
>On Thursday night I took my third kicking in three weeks at group training. This time I lasted 30 minutes before being blown out of the group. I'm supposed to be group leader. I see the sack beckoning. I finished the session in a more even paced group. I was quite ill when I got … Continue reading >Watch Dowsett Go
>The new dining room lights are installed. Not big news, I admit, but I've been worrying about this job for months (years, even). That's the way I DIY: a long period of worry followed by a short period of actual work. I'm a poor craftsman, so the worry is frequently justified. This job went okay … Continue reading >I can see my dinner (and 2 poor race performances)