After a week off with bad weather and a few days off with a bad back (caused, indirectly, by the bad weather), I was finally back in the saddle today.
The commute TO work was pretty treacherous with lots of black ice. But I managed to stay “rubber side down” as they say. It was also VERY cold and I was numb even through my winter SealSkins AND thermal inners.
Things had improved by evening time and, despite the darkness, I put in a fairly useful 9 urban miles or so. And I felt pretty strong too!
You know, I might have said this a thousand times before but I just LOVE cycling. I think I’m the sort of person that thrives on intense exercise, so that sways my opinion, but I feel so much better in so many ways for having put a few miles in.