I really wished I had put on a long sleeved top this morning as we rode
through the fog rolling in from the North Sea.
Paul led the way and Kat rode behind me, shouting encouragement as my
legs turned to jelly. Kat is a QOM,
(Queen of the Mountains in cycling terminology). It’s a bit disconcerting cycling with a QOM when
the slightest incline brings me almost to a standstill.
We climbed up to Kirton in Lindsey and then dropped down to Redbourne. As we joined the road back to Waddingham we
somehow got caught up in a triathlon!
Riders with super bikes and go-faster helmets were whizzing past us and
further added to my feeling that I’m getting too old for this game.
On the final stretch before home I messed up my gears and had no alternative but to dismount and push my bike up the steep hill. Paul and Kat had already disappeared into the distance. My embarrassment was compounded by a group of riders passing me and asking me if I was okay, did I need any help?
We cycled 30 kms in total. Triathlon competitors swim, cycle and then finish by running. I took the dog for a walk, cycled and then hung the washing out when I got home.