Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

December 29, 2008


Filed under: bikes,food/booze — dgpowell @ 9:22 pm

crikey, it doesn’t take long for christmas to batter you legs does it?!

just 3 days off the bike, shovelling food down my neck as often as possible and washing it down with copious amounts of booze left my legs aching like a big achey thing after today’s ride (done on the cross bike as the road bike is throwing a big sulk right now)

i won’t complain too much though as everyone else appears to be snotty or wheezy right now, and it was a cracking(if chilly and windy) day to be out int’ hills.

130.29 miles @ 157bpm (av HR). Proper aching pins now, with a funny walk to match…

In other news, i’ve bought myself a nice new tent to replace the had-it cheapo thing i bought off ebay a couple of years ago. it’s got ruddy big steel poles, so there shouldn’t be any repeats of the always-hilarious one wall touching the other in windy conditions scenario. yay.


  1. Dodgy stomachs as well ! Went out for xmas dinner,Met an irish couple …and the rest they say is history. lots of drinking

    42 degrees in bannockburn yesterday and we are supposed to be racing today !

    Tent looks good but why ? you shouldnt be sleeping……

    My vaude taurus threw a fit the other day and the alloy main pole snapped !:( fixed it though

    Comment by Terry — December 30, 2008 @ 1:43 am

  2. You need to do a ‘local-ish’ cx race on Sunday to get you trim again 😉

    See you there?

    Comment by TimK — December 30, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

  3. Cold! very cold, Rivington also looks like hell frozen!

    Comment by Wayne — December 30, 2008 @ 6:15 pm

  4. the tent’s mostly somewhere to hide from the wind/rain while changing brake pads…and needs to be big enough for me to thrash about in while trying to get out of cold, wet kit 🙂

    should be at the cx race on sunday – it’s local enough to ride over to…

    at least when rivi’s frozen it’s nice and fast (and doesn’t muller brake pads)!

    Comment by dgpowell — December 30, 2008 @ 6:32 pm

  5. That’s a proper ride, there Dave. I was working today so rode to work and back. A total of 3 miles!
    I paid for this ultra mileage though. I coughed for 30 minutes after getting home…
    Hopefully I’ll be at Sunday’s race.

    Comment by terrahawk — December 31, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

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