Monday, 18 February 2013

.....just try your best, try everything you can.......

Common sense should dictate that I should stay in today, I have a touch of man flu and have not slept well and my lungs didn't feel on top form. This may sound odd but as an asthmatic I've sort of trained myself to breathe through my nose and keep my gob shut, your nose acts as an air warmer for your lungs. Being bunged up doesn't let me do this of course and being a man the effect is ten times worse ;) 

It was sunny, it was dry a little breezy but nothing too bad, you have to ride when the opportunity allows and I'm sure it would make me feel better. For the first time this year I actually wore sunglasses as I headed off into the morning sunshine, I was a bit hot, must of been my man flu fever but once into the shade of the trees on the roads either side of Dunster the heat seemed to have regulated itself. I was heading up to Wheddon Cross, a nice steady climb but the air was a bit cold on the lungs. The legs seemed to be working though as I slowly made progress but I was puffing a bit when I reached the bus shelter. Wheddon Cross was busy with visitors heading off to see the snowdrops in the valley, I headed to Dunkery Hill.


As ever, the views where beautiful and it was peaceful as I made my way up and over the hill. I could really feel the cold wind when I stopped to take some pics once on top so didn't hang around. 



The descent off the hill is quite steep in places and the first time I'd done it on the new bike. I think I need to adjust the reach to my brake levers as it was a bit of a stretch which led to some cautious descending. A quick spin around the pretty villages to add some miles and then onto home, into the headwind, the legs feeling it a bit now, ah well.


I did feel better when I got back and the lungs feel a bit clearer. I know I said I wouldn't get too wrapped up in stats but my time for getting up to Wheddon Cross wasn't too bad which also made me feel better.

Here's the Strava bit.....

1 comment:

Trevor Woodford said...

Sounds like you made the right decision to get out and clear those lungs.Thanks for sharing your ride and the views with the images...

-Trevor