Old Ned wrote:
That's not a bad ride at all David, especially for early season, comparable to around 28mins or so for a '10'? Plenty of time for improvement.
I'm afraid my early season is already heavily comprimised. I've not been at all well for the past month or so (and hadn't got many miles in previous to that) with at least 4 hospital visits in the past 10 days (including a chest x-ray and a CT scan) and it turns out I've had pneumonia! That's what you get for riding your bike when it's cold and drinking from damp glasses. The respiratory specialist I saw yesterday recommended that I keep off the bike for at least another week, especially if the weather doesn't improve, and she also said it can take 6 weeks to get over it. So I reckon I'll start again with gentle turbo rides in the warm from the middle of next week looking to get on the road properly early April (weather permitting!). At least I won't peak to soon!
In the meantime I'll plan a new mini-layout.
Thanks for the note of encouragement - my 10-mile best is about 25m40s on a near-flat B-road course in Sussex back in the days when I bothered with tri-bars, though even without I can easily get under 27m on a good day on said course.
Sorry to hear the bad news health-wise, hope you're on the mend soon. What with Gil's recent accident too, us RBers do seem to have been in the wars of late.
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