Monday, June 9, 2008

Heaviness....

You know those days when something is trying to tell you that you should have stayed in bed. Well yesterday morning I had this happen to me. The day started early (rolling by 5:45) to meet my riding partner for the day, Randall. The 45 mins spent by myself was spent wondering why my legs were feeling so heavy and hoping they would warm up and be fine. Picking up Randall and heading towards Kinglake on roads/towns I have never heard of I had my first flat tyre of the day. This was the start of the message my bike was sending to me.

We were both dressed ready to combat the coldest of conditions, but the day had other ideas. The sun was never too far away behind a thin layer of fog. We both felt a bit over dressed but I suppose it is better than having it the other way around and freezing for hours on end.


There is this little known climb to get yourself up to Kinglake. It was great. A very narrow road with plenty to see in the bushes and a nice gradient. My bike gave me another installment of "you should have stayed in bed" with a second flat tyre about half way up.

My legs never did warm up and I got a third flat tyre (all on the front) and Randall did end up ditching me up a couple little hills, but it was a great ride just for the fact we were on new roads for me and nowadays Ben and I don't get to ride together that often.

1 comment:

Juzzy said...

Hey Bellie. Bad day for you, but it could have been worse...it rained all day here on a Public Holiday!!! What a bummer...