Another dose of solitude along NCR5 and the cut this morning, not a soul around apart from yours truly. The benefits of a 0500hrs start and a route cars can’t travel on. Very wet and muddy though.
Yesterday’s pedal home was only interrupted by some sort of film production in Gas Street Basin which sent me into Gas Street itself and I got back on the cut about 200 yards further along by the new registry office. I hadn’t a clue what the filming was about.
I also had a go at singlespeeding on the way home, I chose what I thought was a suitable cog to turn and kept it in that gear the whole way (thanks to The Welsh Cyclist for the idea) I did the same on the way here today too, seemed to go ok. Maybe a hub geared bike isn’t necessary for my commute along the towpath and NCR5 after all! Dont ask me what the ratio was though, it was the big ring at the front and one of the middle rings at the back. I can count them if any one is that anal!
I did my work out when I got home, 25 press ups, 25 crunches, 30 second plank and 30 bicep curls. That is making a difference, especially as I started on 10 reps of each and a 20 second plank.
Breakfast a bowl of porridge
Lunch Wifey’s homemade Butternut Squash soup
Dinner, sausage egg and homemade chips, not too many chips!
Footage below of the filming on Gas Street Basin, excuse the tuneless whistling while I’m pedalling, I don’t even know I’m doing it!