Sunday, October 14, 2007

On Ya Bike!

Yes today for the first time in months and months (probably over a year) Mr B pumped up my bike tyres and I took my bike out for an airing. We just rode to the lake, had a drink, then cycled home again. The outward trip was tough as there was a nasty wind and I felt a bit insecure. I had to become used to using gears again avoiding pitfalls and glass on the way but on the return journey I began to relax and speed up and felt good that I had actually made a start. The first cycle is always the worst and out there in the real world feels quite different from cycling in the safety of a gym!
Distance: 17.5km
Max speed: 37kph
Average speed: 19kph (caution prevailed)
This afternoon Mr B and I met up with Rachelle, Kelley and CJ at KokoBlack for a yummy feast of Belgian chocolate to die for. Ewen opted to watch the motorcycle racing instead - never mind Ewen, we'll do it again, I feel confident of that! In the meantime I'll just have to run more to use up those calories!


  1. Sounds like you had the better afternoon. The race was a bit processional, but at least Casey won!

    With your form on Saturday, are you carrying the torch next year? Also, it shouldn't be too hard to convince you and Mr B to give 6' a go :)

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  3. Ewen had the right idea, watching the bikes go round and round and round. You can eat chocolate any day, only once a year Casey wins at home.However, Orroral was the place to be.

  4. Isn't it amazing how quickly you lose the 'feel' of riding. It seems to come back quickly though - having said that, I'm still not very fond of corners :-(

    So is there a tri on the horizon for you??