The frosty charm of winter cycling

4 01 2009

Just returned from an easy, 35k bike ride, my first since October 2008. To quote the mighty Edmund Blackadder (4:57 mark), my training session

started badly, it tailed off a little in the middle and the less said about the end the better, but apart from that, excellent!

I had a flat, battled head winds, nearly froze my fingers off and my newly installed Polar speed sensor didn’t transmit my cycling data to my RS800cx wrist unit. On a more positive note though, the Endura Road overshoes I purchased at wiggle.co.uk are an excellent piece of kit.

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5 01 2009
Sandy

What a trooper! It was 83 degrees here in Houston yesterday and I did a 12 mile long run and cycled 45 miles today in milder 77 degrees. Mainly training for the 203 mile Texas Independence Relay (running) in March and the MS 150 (190 bike ride) in April. Will ramp up the training to hopefully do a Boston Qualifying marathon in October…it helps that I am in a 4:30 age group 🙂 Good luck with the training!

5 01 2009
Tom Van Hout

Hey Sandy, thanks for the comment. It was a very uncomfortable 28 degrees here yesterday. A 4:30/km marathon? That’s blazing speed. I bow.

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