… that most cyclists will probably recognise. I have one day lay-off from the bike and the following day, I’m sat, at 8am, looking out of the window thinking “Need to be Outside Right Now” – despite the rain being lashed at the windows by the 30kph winds. By 11:30am, it’s got the better of me, the rain has stopped (more or less) and the roads…. well, they’re wet of course. So what, I’ve got a bike with mudguards now. Get your lazy arse dressed in your “Flandrian Best” and out there riding.
Eventually, just to stop the “inner voice” berating me, I did, and – do you know what – the hardest 10 metres of the ride was the distance from the doorstep to the kerb. After that, I enjoyed pretty much every bit of it.
Today wasn’t really about the Strava, but it’s always good to keep the paperwork up to date – so the link’s here if anyone cares.