Russ T
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2 Weeks To Go...Not Long Now

Russ T
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17 Aug 2014

With two weeks to go until the big day, it's been a busy weekend. Firstly yesterday, I had to put my bike in for repairs as the rear hydraulic brake broke and was irrepairable..so getting both front and back changed is costing a small fortune...which is nice! Luckily, my local bike shop offer a bike loan service and so I was still able to ride a rough trial run of the route this morning. However, I'm so used to having chunkier tyres with a little suspension and a reasonably padded seat, that riding the hybrid that they loaned me was a real opener. There's nothing at all wrong with the bike, just that I'm not used to it, because even with padded shorts the seat was like a razor and I'm not used to skinny tyres, so I felt every bump in the road...what with me being so delicate and all!!

 In the end we managed to cover 26.9 miles around london in 2 hours 16 minutes, which if I can do on the day,or quicker, I'll be more than happy.