Met up with the Brighton Explorers again today for an off-road bike ride. Was out for just over 3 hours (so kinda makes up for my 30 second effort yesterday!) and it was actually quite pleasant. Not much mud (which was a relief!) however ground was soft so it was hard going. Or, maybe I was just tired from such a monumental effort yesterday!!
With three weeks of Sunday bike rides with the group, I'm actually feeling stronger and more 'bike fit' ... plus, added bonus, I actually felt part of the group today rather than trailing behind most of the time. I am having passing concerns about missing next week with the group and wondering whether I'll 'fall behind' or 'lose my fitness' ... might need to organize a ride for Friday so I can at least get out for a decent ride.
I did however come off my bike in a rather spectacular manner as I was doing a U-turn to say hi to someone I knew. I was on the ground at this person's feet ... very uncool!! Knocked my knee on the bike and I'm hobbling a bit now ... should be interesting in the morning for my planned early run!! Where's a pea-pack when you need one!!