The pedal in was very good, I was feeling quite strong and felt I got a bit of a lick on. I went through the City Centre and for the first time ever, beat the 50 minute pedal in mark!
How the body and mind and mind works I have no idea, yesterday I felt bloody awful, no enthusiasm and feeling pretty leaden. I even had a dose of saddle soreness as well to contend with, the first lot I've had in months, yet today I'm flying along feeling good. Bizarre.
I fitted some of these at the weekend:
They're Giant Ergo Contact Bar Ends, they seem to be doing the trick with the numb hand thing and aiding my hill climbing, I don't know if it's these that have upped my pace a bit, I know they've stretched me out on my bike so maybe I'm a bit lower when I'm pedalling. I've also noticed my knees are getting a bit closer together when I'm pedalling too. All fat bikers will know exactly what I mean by that!
The pedal home yesterday was a bit grim, a headwind and snow to contend with, I chose the city centre route home as the cut was still icy and although there was loads of traffic I never had any Joby's to speak of. Selly Oak as usual was grid locked and maybe I shouldn't feel all smug, but I was getting one or two hard stares off car drivers as I rode past their traffic jam. I suppose me smiling at them wasn't helping their mood. Just trying to be friendly like!