Sunday, 19 February 2012
Must be serious - no coffee stop
The Beds road club reliability ride was as popular as ever and the sign-on queue was out of the door when I arrived. I paid my £2 and started the ride feeling strong, passing a few riders on the road to Ireland until I caught a group of 8, mostly from CC Luton. I stuck with this group for the ride sweeping up a few others and overcame the urge to stop at the cafes en route.
With the 12 miles to the start and then back, I banked a good 88 miles today. My legs felt better than I expected but my shoulders were aching by the time I got home. I need to lose some weight off my head :-)
Training plan underway and if I can stick to a diet to lose 1lb a week then I'll feel more confident of completing l'Ardechoise.