So far 2014 is shaping up quite well for me in terms of cycling. Riding out three times a week is becoming a habit and my body itches to get out. But for those first few weeks of owning a road bike I remember the fear.
There were a few reasons why ‘the beautiful red one’ didn’t get ridden and sat in the garage for a good while. My other half would pester me to ride out with him and I’d find any excuse I could not to go. Secretly I was scared and the fear was stopping me. (more…)
There’s been more than a breeze blowing locally. The weather here in Nottinghamshire has been pretty ropey this last week. I’m not complaining, technically we’ve had a drought compared to the amount of rain that has fallen in the some other parts of the UK. But we have had really strong winds for the last week and it’s put the kybosh on getting out on ‘the red one’ too much.(more…)
Yesterday, I posted about how I had stumbled across road.cc and their ‘Attaining a Higher State of Consciousness’ Challenge 2014′. Since then I have sat and mulled over what I would like to achieve from my cycling in 2014. I expected it to be a fairly easy contemplation but I’ve found it tougher than expected. I got five straight away but the others took a bit longer and I’m still stumped by number 12.(more…)
It’s now February! Where is the time going? I’m starting to panic a little as London to Paris which I am planning on doing in September is obviously going to come around very quickly. Arghh! I don’t even feel prepared for a 50km ride in two weeks!
But this year was all about new challenges. I turn 36 next week and sometimes, you just have to stop with the ‘oh, maybe next year’ or ‘I couldn’t possibly find the time for that!’ and well, just say ‘yes’. So I said ‘yes’ and it will happen. (more…)
I mentioned that this year I have kindly been asked to take part in the #TeamHonk blogger relay for Sport Relief 2014. Whoop! It’s been great fun so far, even the training rides on cold mornings where my fingers and toes have turned numb within 15 minutes of heading out. And that’s even with my thickest woollen gloves and neoprene overshoes – has anyone any tips on how I can conquer this by the way? Please!? It hurts!(more…)