Today is what Jim would call Venge Day or in other words, the day when the fast carbon bike finally comes out of hibernation after a long winter! Mine’s still been busy indoors bolted to the turbo trainer (although a little less the past month) but it hasn’t seen the blacktop since October or November last year. Sad but true.
Today was sunny and dry, but not particularly warm. I really need to ride myself back into form after a few mediocre weeks of illness and heavy legs so it was out with the race machine for a good hiding.
I had a route planned to give me a couple of shorter “race pace” style efforts and also included a section of a TT that I plan on riding. It did show me that I’ve got some catching up to do. I’m still not back to full fitness yet, this illness has really knocked me around. It seems the legs need some re-acquainting with those longer duration high-intensity efforts!
All in all a fairly good solo ride of 43 miles. Hopefully there’ll be more of this weather and as the days get longer I can get some after-work rides in the legs. I may not have been flying, but was great to be back on the TT bike!