17 May 2020
Back in the Saddle
It’s been over two years since Paul and I did any serious, regular cycling. It is definitely time for us to get back in the saddle and try and regain some level of fitness and lose a few kilos. This morning we squeezed into our cycling lycra; Paul managed to put his leggings on back to front and I needed his help to zip the front of my top but we got there in the end.
We decided to keep our first ride out fairly short, my knee is still recovering so it was a kind of test to see if it would hold up. We headed out towards Bishop Norton, through Atterby and on to Snitterby, where we turned right and did a big loop back to Bishop Norton. The roads were wonderfully quiet. This was my first trip out of the village in almost two months so there was a feeling of freedom. We only rode just over 14 kilometres and, according to the computer, used up 326 calories. I wonder if that justifies a bar of chocolate tonight.
Paul is cooking tonight. Wagamama has released its recipe for Chicken Katsu Curry so he is going to attempt that. I am a little nervous, the recipe specifies two tablespoons of curry powder. That seems like an awful lot of heat to me…