Archive for June, 2009

No. 32 – 10/5/09 – DIY GG to Oxford 110Km

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

I had high hopes for this ride. Last time I managed a very high average for this route – and that was on a fixed bije.

This ride was my first time on a geared bike after a very long pause. From all I heard I was supposed to be so much stronger that I would literally fly on geared bike, having spent several good months training with my fixie. Guess what – I was absolutely shattered after 150 Km and had to call devoted wife for a rescue mission. The word ‘pathetic’ doesn’t even start to describe how I felt. I was just plainly tired and exhausted and I figured that if I go on at that pace I’ll get home after miodnight or something – just too late. So I have thrown in the towl and waited in the Aylesbury petrol station for some 40 mintes until help arrived. While I did about 150Km I am claiming just 100Km – the ‘one way’ trip.

No. 31 – 3/5/09 – DIY GG 210Km

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Yet another rode that I just don’t remeber – except that it was on a fixed bike and the ususal 200Km round circle.

No. 30 – DIY GG 208Km and how things change in life

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Once I was told that I did not get accepted to the LEL09 a lot of th eenthusiasm and the planning and the excitement went flying out of the window. I continued to cycle, of course, but had no apetite for updating this blog. Having spent a vacation in Florida without a single cycling event (except for buying a cycling ‘bib’…)

So, inevitably – I remeber very little of those AUDAX rides that I failed to doocument at the time. This one is no exception. I have done my traditional route (via Aylesbury and Bisops Starford and East London and it was – I guess – just fine… I was riding my fixie and was a happy bunny. Sorry – nothing else comes to mind.