|Change that tube... at some point today? Saturday.|
Saturday had me on the group breakfast ride. I was hoping to be able to make this one as I was a bit curious as to my fitness gain with all the touring and Secret Training Camp and all. And the initial reports are good. I felt pretty good all day and only got dropped once and that was on a pretty long hill and was to be expected.
Several times a month we get a flat in the group. And its been tradition to watch the person change out their tube while the rest of the group heckles them. Complaining of their lack of efficiency and asking them if they need to call their wife to help them, etc. You know the drill. Today the dude only had half the group there. He was lucky. This time. Usually I take this time to get a head start on some hills. Not today. My increased fitness allowed me to stay and join in the fun.
Other than that I was in the game pretty much more than usual and thats promising to me. I hope to keep things rolling in that respect. While my weight will always hold me back I can feel the legs working better under strain.
Nowadays Im looking for 10 hours during the week and 6 on the weekend. The weekend is not a problem. Its during the week that I need to take advantage of every opportunity.
And Im going to do that for real. Once you get this type of thing rolling you cant lose it.