It was the consummate winter day in Melbourne for most of today. A top temperature of 9 degrees, drizzle verging on rain, wind, busy and dangerous roads. When sitting at Mill Park observing this, I really didn’t think today would be my day for getting back on the bike again.
But come late afternoon the weather (and the radar) cleared and I called on my very limited motivational stores to get back on the bike.
To think I could have missed this! After my second big crash in as many months I managed to drag myself up off my very substantial arse and get it back on the bike. 108kg made the many climbs out north a fair challenge – each one reminding me of why I need to make chocolate, lollies and nuts my enemy.
Nothing like these hills to get started on.