I wrote earlier that I don’t do New Years resolutions. However, after my New Years Day cruise with my brother I went out with Will and got mullah’d. Since then I have been making and effort and this week rising at 5:30 am in the pitch black has actually been OK. I’ve had two rides and today whilst I wasn’t hanging around I was definitely not pushing too hard and was half a mile an hour quicker than my ride with Will a couple of weeks ago. I was on my own and had a head wind to contend with on the way back. It just shows what you can do if you make an effort. Of course I know that I’ll always struggle with him as the age gap is just too much but it would be nice to be able to hang on for most of a ride.
My motivation is to get back to what I consider fit. This is a bit vague and I need a real goal. Each year I decide that I will make it to third cat and ride the South Downs Way flat out. Each year, I get busy and it all falls to pieces. At least the excitement of 29ers will surely spur me on to do it this year.
One thing that I am trying to do now is to put a group of like minded riders together so that we can really grind out some fast rides and with enough of them I can always take a breather in the middle.
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