Time to get back on it

by jimmythecuckoo   October 26, 2009  

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Welcome back to the blog. It has been a nice little break from cycling which has seen me riding my bike (but for pleasure not training), doing a bit of sightseeing in the UK and decorating (not as interesting).

But now it is time to start thinking of the proposed trip to Spain next March and start knocking off the miles.

So, please think of me at 0645 in the morning as I will be hopping enthusiastically(ish) out of bed to hop on the turbo and start pedalling for half an hour of magic.

I have found my lights but the roads around my village are that bad I need to use my MTB for training in the dark. And it has a bent chain and a rear puncture. I am the worst mechanic in the world so whilst I will be able to fix the flat, I am relying on mechanical support to get the offending twisted link replaced.

I am hoping that I will stay motivated across the whole winter this year as I took to running more often last year bored by the turbo and less than enthused at evening rides in the dark. Please feel free to offer your tips for keeping engaged during these upcoming dark nights.

They become old quickly.

 

 

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Training done... feeling great before work... Big Grin

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1200 posts]
27th October 2009 - 8:38

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What is the planned trip then Jimmy?

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posted by DaSy [647 posts]
27th October 2009 - 10:18

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It will be mid March 2010. Pre-wedding !!!

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1200 posts]
27th October 2009 - 11:20

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I mean what is the itinerary of the trip to Spain, is it the Sierra Nevada's or Pyrenees?

And I can vouch for getting in as many miles as possible pre-wedding, it will become suddenly very much more difficult post, despite how it seems now!

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posted by DaSy [647 posts]
27th October 2009 - 12:56

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And if you've got plans for a family I'd get used to the turbo now Crying

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posted by hammergonewest [105 posts]
27th October 2009 - 14:56

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Sorry DaSy, misread the question!

It will be based near Girona and heading north so Orientales.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1200 posts]
28th October 2009 - 20:31

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