Archive for June, 2013

Not quite at peak fitness

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

PDCC D grade race Dog Hill
23 June 2013

Riding down to the race, I realised the main straight would be into headwind, and decided on my tactics for the day. Approaching the bell, attack and ride hard into the headwind. I knew from last week, an organised chase was unlikely, relying on individual riders to try and chase me down. A big plus for me was I had finally recovered from the cold that has ruined my season so far, so hopefully I was strong enough to stay away, even though I had not trained for 6 weeks.

Five riders from the Unicorn Brewery/Hall Cycling Team (UBHCT) made this the biggest field for the season, 19 in all.…

Back after 3 weeks of the bike

Monday, June 17th, 2013

PDCC D Grade Serpentine, 15 June 2013

My first race and actually my first ride in three weeks. I had not fully recovered from the cold that had been hanging round for 6 weeks. My last couple of races had been affected by the cold, while I managed to stay with the pack until the end I had not energy to do anything at the finish. This week, just staying with the pack was main aim.