My stats for todays bike ride, it was quite a nice ride and i enjoyed seeing the south downs for the first time
So i have gotten the bug for going on a cycling holiday, there is just one little problem…im out of shape.
I mean i commute 4 miles a day, but thats nothing compared to 25-30 miles a day. i dont care if its at a slow pace, im not ready for it. so here is my plan. first of all i need a new bike.
now through out the last year and a half i have been contemplating on what bike to get, and i think i finally found it. Im going to get The Tern Joe D24 Folding bike. it really covers everything. i can fold it and take it on the train but if i want to go for a normal ride i can as well. and of course you guessed it, easier to travel for these hopefully upcoming cycling holidays.
But i need to start small. I need to do some event rides first from Evans Cycles and Wiggle. then do some here in the UK that are over a weekend. then if i do like it move on the longer proper holidays. also start out with companies that offer bikes as well. just so i dont have to travel with my bike the first time around.
these are just a few of the websites im looking at. they are vary in price and locations. i really want to do Greece and Italy soon. hopefully i can persuade my partner to join me
besides getting fit i also need to stock up on clothing and gear. so this wont be an over night plan, but fingers crossed i can maybe do one next year or something.
well im off to commute home now, keep ya posted
“Today I’m offically announcing my retirement and it’s a decision that I didn’t take lightly and I thought about it very hard,” said Hoy. “The reason for that is that I thought I’ve got every last ounce of energy out of myself. I got to London and I don’t think people realise how much that took out of me.”
Hoy also explained his decision not to compete at the Commonwealth Games. “To try and go on for another year would have been too much and one year too far for me,” he said. “I didn’t want to turn up to wave to the crowd and wear the tracksuit. I wanted to be there to win a medal for Scotland. Because I don’t feel I can do that, I would rather step aside and let somebody else take my place.”