Wednesday, 23 April 2014

If you were to look out my window just now...

...you'd think I lived on the edge of some cloud.

I intended to go cycling today, and do the Udny route but there's a haar so thick I can't see the opposite side of the river bank I live on.   On consulting BBC Weather I found this:

So I guess it's misty all over.  Haar is pretty frustrating for me. It's very pleasant to cycle in with no wind, the air for the most part is cool and sweet to breathe, but hearing and visability is pretty shocking with the mist like wearing earplugs and sunglasses when you're in the library, in the dark.   I wouldn't usually let this stop me but I don't fancy going out myself, because at least if something happends the other can get help, and two pairs of ears on the road is better than one.

I also seem to have misplaced my chest strap, and because I'm such an athlete it's an essential bit of kit I need.  Our back room is a mess and the turbo trainer's under a pile of crap so... This is now sounding like excusses.  Right.  *gives self a sharp slap*.  Right, I'll set up the turbo and stop being such a wet wipe.

Jx

Monday, 21 April 2014

My Leggies are SORE!

I really don't think I'm suited to late-in-the-day cycling.  My legs feel heavy and nervy.  I've had my milk shake and some soup and some Skittles (the 'taste the rainbow kind', no bowling kind.) I'm still struggling, but I'm faster.  A whole half mile per hour faster up Warren Wood. So I've kind of earned these sore legs.




In other news, the Etape is looming... ish.  I've to be fair taking it easy, with the odd folly out on the brompton but I haven't hit the Turbo in some time.  This week was mostly taken up painting the living room with a whole day devoted to shelves that thought they were a prop in Kripton Factor.  I'll remedy that tomorrow with a session - a short half hour.  We're doing a large route at the weekend, so we can put in a few routes the week after should we need to.  Perhaps a drive out to Warren Wood and hill repeats.  There's also the fairly big hill just out our road so, plenty of options available

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Yesterday I did this....

In words that made you want to slap Jennifer Anniston 'Here's the science bit':




It was a lovely evening yesterday, bright for the most part but a little windy.  There were plenty of cyclists on the road including a Fred (his thighs were bigger than my neck with the muscle hanging from his legs like meaty bingo wings. It didn't stop him drafting us down Deeside Railway line though - he did thank us to be fair and I can't really gripe, me up front of the Gids is like trying to use a tea spoon to clear a path in three foot snow).  He appeared to be with a Mamil who both would have been much faster than us if they'd known where they were going.   We kept seeing them just off our corners looking at their phones/gadgets just to pass them, then have them pass us.  Indeed, going through the little ashphalt path way to get to Warren Wood and the Horrible Hill we expected them to pass us on the road then check where they were going.


On account of me not having a place of work, and not having to deal with people I really have no reason to feel tired today but I do.   But the living room won't paint itself and B&Q won't come to me so I must sally forth somewhat grumpy and cantankerous.

Jx

Friday, 11 April 2014

Today I did this!

I hope you're all suitably impressed.  I'm knackered now and have since downed a bottle of fanta, Dominos potato wedgies, their garlic bread and half a medium pizza.  I've been hungry. Oh, and half a packet of tangtastics that I ate so fast I broke into a sweat.

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