The tour de rural industries
OK...so today's epic was 104.3 km, 4 hours 30 mins 55 seconds all up..prob 2 minutes of that standing still at lights (3 times only and all in the last hour) and once crossing a busy road..also in the last hour. The ride was s'posed to be 110km but I made a small navigational error and so went north of the dam instead of south. Only 2 road kill, no hoons, plenty of short hills and a squillion rows of who'd know what crop.
Damage to my body? nothing a rest wont fix..Towards the end I was getting a bit of cramp, was doing a lot of standing up(!) and had some neck ache, but that's all..my knee was fine..it coped well with the undulations. The only problem is that I don't know which of the 4..yes 4 count them 1..2..3..4 things I did to try and fix my knee was/were the one(s) that fixed it. We all know the golden rule which is to change one thing at a time..but well, I didn't... I did the following:
- checked out my road bike and noticed the seat had dropped down a bit, so I lifted it to its correct height (probably about 2mm higher).
- decided that since my riding in Italy wasn't a short TT, I'd better move from black to grey cleats (grey ones have some rotational play in them..black ones don't)
- decided to have 3 days off the bike
- took some Voltaren