This evening we went out for another short and fast blast – over the Bostal to Henfield then Partridge Green and back via Spithandle Lane. I was worried as I thought that my legs would be hurting from Sunday and I hadn’t really eaten during the day. I took a Zipvit caffeine gel just before we left. I’ve done this a few times now and they seem to work.
It was a good ride. I think that I was spurred on by an offhand comment this afternoon. I guy came in the shop and we have a mutual riding buddy. I say riding buddy but that is more in spirit than in shared trails or roads. I consider him a riding buddy as we share a similar passion and approach. The comment was that Jo had become a white shoe rider. Well buddy, you should have seen my shoes tonight. White and I’m proud!
Sunday was hell and I complained about the pain. Tonight was great and yet the pain was much more intense. Driving hard at the front hurt but it was worth it. I was going quick. I don’t know how to describe it but the feeling was really satisfying, the view from the front is just just so much better that the one from the back. If I dropped off all that I had to do was to wind it up and I’d be back at the front again. I’ve waited a long time for this.
Tomorrow morning will be good as I’ll be testing some 29ers but that is a secret. Don’t tell anyone.