First pedal in for a fortnight would you believe. Also the first time this year I’ve pedalled in without wearing a wooly hat under my lid, it’s the first time Giant has got wet as it was persistently precipitating this morning and it was the first try out of new route that was not too hilly as I want to ease myself back in.
The biggest hill was at the start of my ride up to the Waseley Hills Country Park, then a very wet bit of country lane until I hit Bartley Green. I’m having wheel problems. My front wheel is still rubbing on the brake block when I’m up out of the saddle going up hill and my rear wheel started to catch the brake block down the lane just past the Prison Farm. I had to complete the ride with the calipers apart.
Oh, and my computer is knackered!
Only one Joby to report, turning right at the Halesowen Streetbike Island a woman in a Smart Car entered the island going left and just missing my front wheel as I was about to get off the island. She saw me too late and waved an apology. That’s ok then. It wasn’t ok for the motorcyclist who gestured a despairing wave at me regarding the incident as he overtook me. And it certainly wasn’t ok for the woman who he rode alongside and gave absolute loads to!
Injury wise no ill effects, generally no physical ill effects at all, it was a bit of a non event to be honest. But I’ll go the quick less hilly way home tonight through Northfield and pop in to Northfield Cycles about the back wheel thing.