There was a window earlier today… I was sitting in the office, looking out of the window at a perfect February morning, sun shining, a clear blue sky, not a breath of window and bone dry roads. After the miserable weather of the past few weeks, it was ideal conditions to get out on the bike.
I felt like screaming “Surf’s up!” and heading home. Screw the four o’clock Friday, it’s stopped raining and the sun’s out! A spontaneously extended weekend…
But I didn’t… and the window was a short one.
Having spent part of the afternoon planning my weekend cycling route, I met the girls for a Valentine’s Day trip to see a film. After a couple of hours in the dark, we emerged into a torrential storm! To make matters worse, by the time we arrived home the precipitation had turned to snow. Marvellous!
Momentum is starting to build to the Euro City Cycle now. Having got the “all clear” from the cardiologist, I’m keen to break free of the shackles of the Turbo Trainer, get some wind in my hair and some real miles in my legs.
Recently I compared my performance today against what I was capable of in October – I’m so much stronger now. I’m able to do more than 40% more distance in the same time now as I was then (following the exact same video workout). I’m really keen to see how this translates onto the road, but unfortunately it looks like I’ll have to wait.
As the snow falls outside, I feel I need an injection of something to keep my spirits up. My “Nordic Noire” Christmas Box-set didn’t really seem to fit the bill so I’ve cracked open my BBC “London Olympics 2012” extended highlights DVDs. That should do the trick!
C’mon Chris (Froome)! C’mon Bradley (Wiggins)! C’mon Mark (Cavendish)! I know it didn’t come off last time, but maybe there’s an alternative ending on the DVD version!!!