So you are all wondering where I’ve been and what’s happening to my cycle training (ok so maybe you are not).
The season started off well and ground to a fairly shattering halt with a knee injury. I was cycling with ‘the youngsters’ (8 and 10 years the younger) when the pain in my knee first hit at about 3 miles into a 25 mile loop. Being the typical (worse) kind of macho male I soldiered on (you see even the subconscious use of a military reference proves the point about being macho – no flaming regarding women in the military please).
After stopping for a cuppa at Orton Scar cafe I already knew that I would be in agony on the way back and probably off the bike for two or three days.
Here I am ten weeks on with the gammy knee. I have managed a couple of very minor trips with Lydia (as she is cycling for the first time after her partial knee replacement) and one loop to Sedbergh and back (22 miles) but I am already at my limit without causing further damage.
My specialist physio consultation is three weeks away so the season is fast slipping away and I am very tetchy indeed.
Wish me a speedy recovery otherwise the Land’s End to John O’Groats trip will have to be postponed !