Winter Training - Week 6

Week Ending - December 23rd 2007

A cold and dull Monday morning with a strong easterly wind. Managed the Great Missenden circuit but found the wind difficult for most of the ride. A bit quicker than last week but wanted to go faster.

Woke up Tuesday morning with another sore throat but I went over to the circuit. Another cold morning with a strong easterly wind, did about 15 quick laps with Jim, Brian Tadman and Bob Spencer and in total rode over 37 miles. A good turnout today from the more mature riders, 8 of us struggling against the wind at one time.

Online entries for the La Marmotte opened today but with my non-existent knowledge of French I could not work out how to enter. Help is needed. But I did manage to book an apartment for the week leading up to the event. Help soon arrived, Paul Williams from our club is also riding the La Marmotte and he sorted out my problems. So it must be on now, I have entered.

Still had a sore throat on Wednesday morning, still cold too although the sun was shining. Not a successful ride, a puncture after 10 miles then a road closed. Was hoping for a flattish ride but ended up in the Chilterns. My target had been 50+ miles but ended up riding 42.

At the circuit as normal on Friday. Just 5 of us there and Jim took some photos too. A steady ride with a few quick laps in the middle.

Jim's pictures, Top:- Alan, Me and Brian. Bottom:- Left Brian, Bob, Me and Alan Right Me, Jim and Brian (Double click on picture for a larger image.)

Weekly Totals:- Miles:-172.60 Time:- 10 hrs 55 mins 11 secs

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