just got in from todays 25miler
from the start my legs were telling me they wernt really up for it and lacked energy , after about 15miles coming around on the 2nd lap and while pushing against the wind pedaling got easier and i felt fine , got loads of energy from nowhere
while having a pee and a drink at the start of the offroad straight after the road bit i heard voices , no , not in my head
a guy came around the corner on a shiny full boingy bike with his mrs on hers behind him . first time i had seen anyone out around here . said hello and had a chat about the ruts being plowed and they were impressed i was riding a rigid singlespeed . head off and from the start noticed i was considerably quicker than them . after a few miles i stopped for a drink before the short downhill bit , they eventually caught up but i lost them again going downhill which is a shame as i was hoping for people to ride with
stopped again a few miles on at the start of the long downhill bit and when they caught up let them go ahead , i had managed to rip my levis open getting off the bike
. the guy went quick but not quick enough to lose me and we had a chat at the bottom by the start of the canal . nice enough couple from peterborough ( i didnt think anyone would want to travel to ride here , its not exactly amazing ) when asked if i was local and did i ride here often and i said only in town and everday they said thats why im so fit , i just laughed , today was a go slow day as ive already done just over 100miles this week
i was told there might be some interesting stuff in the woods so ill be checking that out soon , while riding along the canal i saw some lads on not completely crap bikes with long forks so its a possibility
"It also has a seat. I don’t use it, but you probably will for the first few years until you build up the muscle."