This was hard work, partly because the hotel’s gym inexplicably didn’t have water to drink, but mainly because here it’s above 5,000 feet and there’s less oxygen.
Warm today and very windy indeed. I could’ve sworn the sun was blazing despite what the weather bit says…
It’s madness, I tell you! This time I added a little climb at the end for good measure.
Mad dogs and Englishmen, and all that…
Very warm tonight and with very little time before dinner with colleagues, but at least I squeezed a 5k in … without socks, because I forgot to pack them!
More of a run/walk, really.
Tricky run this evening around the Hagaparken: chilly and a tight chest (tree pollen or asthma maybe?)
We have also bought some Garmin Index Scales which are wireless and mean we can track our weight individually direct into Garmin Connect without having to use a watch and then upload from there; much easier.
Talking of which, my weight is down 0.4kg since the start of 2019.
Cheeky 32½km ride, stopping off near the end at our favourite restaurant, Le Pont de la Tour, for champagne, oysters and cocktails before heading home.
So the Nine Streets turned over the 100km mark since buying it on my way home from work last night.
Very impressed with it so far and loving all the extra quality touches like the decent light set, the mudguards and of course the fabulous paint job.
There’s also something very satisfying about being first away from the lights compared to all the other bikes: something to do with the lack of inertia on the small wheels.
I carry my suit in the Henty Wingman and wear one of my running jackets – currently a Virgin London Marathon training jacket – and on my legs, it’s a pair of “Gore Wear C5 Windstopper 2 in 1 Trail Pants“. These are water resistant as they’re from Gore and very comfortable.
Intriguingly, they say they are:
“A lightweight and windproof 2in1 pant that can be converted between trail-ready baggy shorts or a full length pant when the weather takes a turn for the worse.”
Except I can’t find a way of actually converting them to shorts, other than by – presumably – cutting the bottom bits off or rolling the legs up inside or outside.
I’ve asked on their Facebook page: let’s see if we get a response.
Lots of travel – business and pleasure, but mainly business – has curtailed my being in the office on days when cycling in and home could be an option.
Since the last update, Evans Cycles have indeed replaced the Wingman’s dry bag under warranty – which was nice – and I’ve been ‘forced’ by others using the various hotel gym’s treadmills to do some cycling (both recumbent and upright) whilst waiting for the treadmills to be freed up to do some running.
I’ve also picked up a slow puncture in the front tyre which means that I have to pump it up every few days; maybe this weekend I might find time to repair/replace the inner tube?
In the meantime, here’s today’s commutes: