Well we are nearly at the end of January & I don't know where the time has gone? I've finally got rid of my boomerang cold (I called it that as it kept coming back!) & I have now been able to do some seriously hard spin classes. I span this morning for nearly 2 hours & burnt 1491 calories. I must be getting fitter as it now takes me an hour & 20 mins to burn 1000 calories & I haven't managed to get my heart rate above 98% no matter how hard or how long I push myself. My resting pulse is low 60's & my clothes are getting looser (expensive!)
I am now looking at all roads when I drive down them thinking, this'll be a bastard to cycle up or not as the case may be!!
I just seem to see cyclist everywhere, these sheep just look like le peleton on a mountain stage. I suppose the polka dot jersey would be made of wool?!
It was great to see Lance Armstrong make his comeback on Le tour Down Under & that has given me an extra impetuous to get out on the bike & put in some hard miles. I was chatting at the gym this week I was amazed how many of my fellow spinners feel the same about cycling & looks like we might make an informal cycle team (The David Lloyds Gentleman's second XI spinners?) Because of shift work this will mean I should have a riding companion on most days when the weather is better!!
I have to have 2 weekends away with the wife in Rome & Paris to watch Lance finish 2 of the 3 Grand Tours he has entered this season. We were in Paris for No 7!!