Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Autumn appears to have arrived and the long sleeve jersey has been dug from the cold cycling clothes drawer. I've bought new 3/4s to try and wool knee warmers as well but it's been mild enough in the morning not to use them this week. The Ixon has been charged and the AAAs' are plugged in for next weeks first ride home in the dark since the spring/. The club turbo sessions have started for the winter. This week saw me driving over to the new venue with bike and turbo and box of bits to lose. The usual spring promises of keeping up with the planks and press ups all summer have fallen by the wayside and they really hurt on Tuesday. The core muscles are still a bit sore now.
This business always feels like you are abandoning summer when you stop filling orders out to get free carriage with shorts and start with longs and gloves. Overshoes will be next marking the point when your boots no longer lie about the cold around your feet.

The Vuelta Espana finishes at the weekend as does the Tour of Britain. The Vuelta gets central Madrid as a backdrop, the tour gets a bleak dual carriageway in Docklands. No offence to the residents of Canning Town, City Farm and Becton but even they might have suggested a more accessible and aesthetic part of town to show off to the world even if the Pope is in town.

Have a good weekend

Neil

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