Tuesday, 2 October 2012

going relatively fast

I did another track session today, nicely indoors and warm, with the rain beating down on the roof of the velodrome (aka a huge tin shed!!)

I didn't play with all the others, but stayed with the Pirate.  This time I went round the blue line halfway up the track, with me at the front!      It didn't use to feel that high.  On the other hand I'd never ridden an indoor track before this year, after racing since 1966, on the track since 1967 or 68. 

Having a long break away from riding myself hasn't done much for my nerves or confidence either.   But we're  getting there....I did two timed efforts today...and after hearing what times were done in the National Masters Championships in  my age group, I'm feeling a lot better....if tired!!

We had a coffee and tea in The Vegetarian Cafe in Newport today....and I met a fellow blogger, who is running it and doing the catering there....we had fresh Apricot and raisin flapjacks too...very tasty indeed. One of her soups is being used by the Covent Garden Soup Company too.

So go and visit Hunkdory Cafe in Charles Street!!

1 comment:

workbike said...

I have much respect for anyone with the courage to ride on a velodrome. I'll tangle with the traffic of Stuttgart on my bike, but the idea of riding a brakeless racer on a tilting wooden deck is terrifying...