Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Think the spinning has helped as I did the 16% in NOT the lowest gear. Think I was trying to show the other rider that I still had gears left and he didn't but still managed to climb seated and and at a Cadence higher than 70
Normally struggle at around 60 cadence in lowest gear on this one. But that is the third time I have done this hill this year--and only rides since Christmas. That is 3 times more than last year. The hill is still hard but not daunting any more.
BUT IT IS COLD. Sun shows itself occasionally but with a temp around freezing and that 20mph wind I am cold. And finished the ride with a water bottle that rattled. Lungs were not good thanks to the cold weather on a blocked chest but they got a clear out. Taken a rest from the Gym this week but Spinning booked for Thursday. May not get out on another ride for a few weeks as the Cold is still forecast till after next weekend.
What I would have been like without the gym is frightening.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.