So I went for a ride this morning – and it was terrible. I did not know what was happening. I just could not keep up at all! I kept dropping off the back of the group – it was awful. Yes there was a headwind, but it did not seem to be hampering anyone else. My heart rate was sky high and I was really trying hard. In the end I said to them to leave me and I would head home as I just could not keep up. I went a little further on my own and then thought maybe I had a soft tyre or something. I got of my bike and looked at it.
Nope, no flat! I was really getting worried. Maybe I had over trained or I was coming down with something. Then I notice my front brake! It was locked on my wheel. NO WONDER I could not ride! The brake had shifted and was pressing against the wheel. I fixed that little problem and flew for the rest of the ride. What a relief! I thought I had taken 10 steps backwards in my riding ability. I mean these were the same people that I had kept up with on Tuesday! Humph nothing like a bit of unexpected resistance training!
So – NOTE TO SELF! Check brakes before each ride!