I know you are all dying to know how my training is going. What – you’re not? Tough! I have bored my friends and family so now it is your turn!
It is going frikken fantastic!!!! Well it is today at least.
I can’t say much about the holiday’s training except things come in threes – thankfully not more. Firstly I rode with my brakes touching the wheel! Not good (see previous post). Secondly I rode over some glass and slashed my tyre and tube so bad it was unfixable so I had to call Mr OL to come and pick me up (he was not impressed – I might have mentioned he is not a morning person) and then the final straw – I fell off! Yes, my new bike and yes, I was more concerned about the bike than me, but thankfully I was actually standing still when it happened (don’t ask) and we both just suffered a few scratches and bruises. I had the foresight to protect the bike with my body as I fell, so I came off worst.
However, besides those three little incidents I LOVE MY BIKE! Whoever said it is not about the bike knows nothing (sorry Lance). It’s all about the bike.
After this morning’s ride I came bounding into the house woke hubby up and said to him “you won’t believe what my average was?” Him; (not as excited as I would have hoped) said 29km/h. Me: NOPE, Him, 27, me; NOPE, Him; 26, Me; NOPE, Him; bloody hell Pamela it is 6 o clock in the morning just tell me! Me, 30.7km/hour! Isn’t that fantastic, 30.7km/hour. I think I might have started babbling at this stage, and if he was not lying in the bed I might actually have started jumping up and down on it. In fact if London was not 2 hours behind and I don’t actually have international roaming on my phone I might even have called my sister. Luckily sanity (and restrictions on my cell phone contract) prevailed and I had to wait to get to the office to email her.
Woo Hoo 30.7km/h. Now I know that is not exactly flying by some people’s standards but for me it is. My fastest average previously was 25.8km/hour. Unfortunately I don’t think I can take ANY credit for this new speed. I feel my legs are just the same slow legs that they were 4 weeks ago, so it is most definitely ALL about the bike.
So, officially, I LOVE my Scott Contessa Plasma!
Here is a picture again – just as a reminder how cute she is!