Monday, 14 January 2013

outdoor velodrome weather

Yesterday it rained.....and when we rolled up to the track, it started raining lightly again...but we watched a youth training session instead.
Good to have a day off, we decided. is raining again!!.   Still, the track is safe in the rain, so we should be good to do some steady laps.

The Pirate spoke to an old friend who is a cycling coach this morning....who reckons I only ride my bike "FOR SHOW"....Well, that is his IS hard to get one's body to do what it used to know how to do....and he doesn't know how many generations of Rixons have cycled and raced before and after me!!!

Having over thirty years break since I've raced properly is too long to get it back overnight, however fit I've been in between.

EDIT!...I've now found that it wasn't said about me..(I missed the three vital seconds of the conversation!!) but I know some that would.

Today's training was mostly dry, with a strong changeable wind....three efforts with a good rest in between gave good results.   It must be working !


Michèle Hastings said...

well that wasn't a very nice thing for him to say... especially if he doesn't know you.

Andrea Ingram said...

Well, you can tell The Pirate that I remember well you racing - and fast !

Relatively Retiring said...

I can think of many other things to do FOR SHOW - cycle racing is an extremely elite form of exhibitionism for those who want to see it that way. Now if I tried it, it would really be a show!