I may have used that title before, early senility see. Anyway I awoke this morning to a very slight drizzle, ah well crack on, I didn’t bother waterproofing up as it is still pretty warm here in Birmingham.
The spray off the roads was terrible and when I got on to the canal I realised just how much rain must have fell over night, the towpath was as full of standing water (read one long 3″ deep puddle) as I ever seen it and by the time I came off just by work I was covered in muddy gritty towpath grime. My socks were squelching in my shoes and I was generally blacker than the Ace of Spades.
Added on to this, was a bit of entertainment traffic wise while I was opening up work. The road I work on has a dip in it about 50 yards further along, it had totally flooded, the local Bobbies were turning traffic around and generally causing well meant mayhem. Watching 2 articulated lorries attempting to do U turns in a normal street was brilliant! One nearly got wedged! But I suppose not being able to pass due to a flood or a wedged artic doesn’t really matter, you still can’t pass.
The pedal home yesterday was certainly drier and nowhere near as incident packed but done against a pig of a head wind! As I’m coming to the end of my first week singlespeeding I have to report I can certainly feel the difference in my legs. I haven’t for a while felt any of my commutes in my legs, I’m 4 days in now and my legs have that all to familiar ache which I guess means it’s working me harder. Which also means it must be doing me some good.
The trip home later will be my last pedal this week. I have a site visit tomorrow, but I’ll be doing my upper body and core work out which I also did last night. Those iPhone Apps are sadistic bastards! The press ups are continuing a pace, as are the sit ups, but Holy Mother of God are the planks making me work! Day 3 week 3 of my running program this evening too.
Still working on altering the timings of the food intake too, but the logistics are causing me one or two problems.