My legs feel better than they’ve felt in four or five months. It’s been raining non-stop for two days. Not a gnarly, driving rain, just constant. It was supposed to clear up yesterday and for about 30 minutes it appeared it would… the sun even broke through the cloud cover for a couple of minutes.
It was drizzling again, thirty minutes later so I cancelled our planned evening ride.
I know… my friends in the UK are thinking, “Wait, you don’t ride in the rain?!”
I don’t. It rarely rains often enough here to bother, we just use our rain days for rest days. The bikes stay clean and all is well. Well, in Spring and Fall we can get a stretch of gnarly weather now and again.
Normally this isn’t a cause for concern either, I simply take a pair of cycling shorts, shoes and a tee-shirt to the office, along with my bike and trainer and I get my ride in at lunch time. Perfect!
Until the weatherman and the Internet screw that up. The rain was supposed to clear up yesterday morning according to the weather powers-that-be, so I decided to skip the trainer and ride later.
In any event, I wound up with a nice nap before my normal Thursday meeting.
We’ll be riding all weekend long, if the weather holds of course.
Obviously, like everyone else on the planet, I cut my food intake by a third over those two days… because we all know that we don’t need extra calories till after we’ve already burned them. Right?
And I’m lucky I’m not fat.
I’ll leave you this day with a photo of my bike room/wrench room. You want stress? Try wrenching on a bike on carpet… It does make one efficient though: