At this point I’d like to say that I am now averaging 200km a week training and my mail order Cancellara-thighs™ have arrived and are working well; back in the real world I have been laid low by seven days of flu infection which not only stopped me training but have also stuffed up my aerobic capacity. Back to training again this week with a fair bit of cross training as I also appear to be running the Half Marathon during the Melbourne Marathon Festival – everyone needs a hobby *!*
Luckily I have made progress on the bike upgrade. My secret ‘Around the Bay’ weapon is the Trek 2012 Madone 3.1 – “Trek’s new Madone 3.1 brings all the handling, performance, and style of the Madone series into an astonishing value package. Performance Fit frame platform, the 3.1 offers the durability and value of a Shimano 105 drivetrain matched to the energy-saving ride of Trek’s proprietary TCT Carbon.” I was thinking I’d need this technology to be able to ‘Moncoutié’ and hang onto the back of the peloton
As Kenny quipped Hope you get peddles with it or you may find it hard to ride., so after a bit of maintenance and adjustment the old Sampson cleats are back in action on the new bike. After a bit of a workout on the wind trainer the knees are now reminding me that I haven’t used the cleats for a considerable time.
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