Isn't it always the way? You get your bike gleaming and the next time you ride it it's persistently raining. Grrr.
My commuter was looking that good and riding that well I came through the City Centre and gave the cut a miss. I'll bite the bullet and get it muddy tonight. The pedal in was pretty quick with no Joby's to report. I was overtaken by a number 61 bus right by where I had the blow out last week, he carried on up the hill and then he had to go around the houses on his route. He caught me up again just past Selly Oak 6 miles down the road! I'm quicker than a number 61 bus! Hurrah!
I'm considering extending the pedal home tonight, just to get the extra in so I can do a 100 miles a week. It seems I am destined to never pedal in every day, I have consistently always done 4 pedals or less because of various mitigating factors like snow, meetings at work, rugby coaching or breakdowns.
I have one or two options open to me by carrying on along the cut tonight and cutting back around on the road back to my house. I'll need to do a bit of map work later to decide which loop is the best.
My latest missive on Bike Radar for What Mountain Bike.