Posted on Monday 31 January 2011 by Martin Hayman
A taxing weekend was in prospect: Saturday’s appointment with HM Customs & Revenue was certain to be mentally strenuous; Sunday’s with the Woodcote Cyclocross Sportive promised a deal of physical exertion.
With the first task out of the way, I turned my attention to prepping bike and self for the rendezvous on the morrow with the south Chilterns landscape. The event had seemed like a great idea when I signed up for it, but as it drew on, so my apprehension grew. What with one thing and another, I had put in very few miles over the winter, and none offroad. I realized in fact that I had done no serious offroad since the Chilterns 60km Offroad Audax … in 2008. more »