Having had a break from cycling whilst he focused on his Spring half marathons, Patrick returned to his trusty steed, Roberto, for a training ride today. This was no standard ride, it was Patrick’s first ride wearing clippy shoes to fix him to his pedals. After a tumble outside the garage, he managed to complete the rest of the ride uneventfully. He told a reporter “I’m sure they’ll be good when I know what I’m doing with them”.
A couple of day’s ago, Sue’s bike, Ruby, had been serviced by Big Dave at Banjo Cycles in Newbury. A silver service – nothing to do with fine dining, but fine nevertheless. She’d emerged with a new chain, cassette, brake blocks, cables and most importantly, new bright red handlebar tape (Ruby, not Sue!).
It was almost a pleasure, pedalling the 400ft up the Ridgeway as the gears moved effortlessly from one to the next. With the clock ticking to the beginning of 3 Peaks Ultra 4 CRUK, at least Ruby is in fine fettle to take on the training schedule. Sue and Patrick are not feeling quite as good!