At my work a lot of blokes are seriously into mountain biking and there is a broad spectrum of ages and abilities who do it. Every year our work takes part in the cycle to work scheme that the government runs and this year I thought I would get a bike through the scheme. I got the bike yesterday. I’ve been anticipation this for a few months and couldn’t wait to get my grubby hands on it.
Today I took it for a proper spin in and around the hills and tracks where I work. I though I would be able to blast out 10 miles easily but after 5 I soon realized it was a lot harder than I thought. Great fun though and at one point found myself shouting “WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!” as I blasted down a hill.
This all has the advantage of supplementing my running as I’m getting to the age where joints and other working parts of body are simply getting worn out.