Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

- T.S. Eliot -

Getting back to work

The New Year is going to bring a renewed emphasis on training, but to get my body ready for shock that this will no doubt bring, I got started early. Getting back to work in more than one sense, I was back in the office and back on the bike. It was bit of a struggle to motivate myself to head out into the cold and (very) wet weather but once my legs were spinning the warmth returned and I actually enjoyed battling the elements to emerge on the other side bathed in victory.

The ride home was bit of a different story, the rain has rescinded, but the wind…the bloody wind. Singlespeeding brings certain benefits, but riding into a hammering head wind is not one of them. It was a case of head down, elbows in and pedalling like hell. Eventually of forget about the smashing your body is getting and settle into it, and then the ride ends. Gear off, cup of tea, collect daughter, update blog, watch peppa pig, got to bed, repeat tomorrow!