Friday, 28 August 2009

14 days back...

Oh yes, 14 days until my first 24 hour solo race. I am really excited now! I will 
fly back to Hungary 5th September and spend some time with my family and friends until the race. But, what's happened since I got a cold a week ago???
Thanks God, I deal with my cold really quickly, I was over it under 13 hours. Only my garlic-ginger smell was a bit bad.... After this quick recovery I had a bloody good ride on Sunday. I did a 5 hours ride in Richmond park. I started 6 o'clock on the evening and I finished 11. I had to finish the ride bit earlier what was expected, because I calculated wrong my battery's life and my light switched off middle of the trail in the pitch black. The last 5 km was quite interesting...

Sunset in Richmond park

" life gets larger after dark"

After the ride I went back in the shop and I had a sleep on downstairs, because we went for a ride with 2 of our customers to Wales Monday morning. We did two different trails around Affan ( The wall and a White trail). The weather was poring down rain, and trails were really muddy but I 100% sure everybody really enjoyed this ride. This was Gavin and Nick first off-road ride and I have to say, James didn't really select the easiest trails! But both chaps did the best and everybody still in live! :D
I really enjoyed the whole day, nice climbs and technical downhills. I was a bit tired after 5 hours sleep, but it was a good training. End of the day all the guys  got some injury and I managed loose my rear disc brake bolts. James never can finish any ride without falling of the bike.... he managed it now is well! Anyway he blames me... I was too slow front of him and he couldn't see the trail... aha! Hopefully we can organize one more ride before the winter!
Ok, it is the last 7 day's short story! I am off the bed now! 

Friday, 21 August 2009

Little cold after the one day summer...

Ohh well, life isn't boring. We had a lovely weather two days ago, and the temperature now is 14 degrees! I did my training after work on Wednesday. I reckon it was one of the loveliest day on this summer! The temperature started to go down yesterday, and I had to wear baselayer and arm warmers this morning. Good thing in a bad, I could try out my new De Feet arm warmers. They are lovely stuff! I will order couple of more. 
Thanks for this silly UK weather I got some cold. Nothing major, but I have sore throat. I tried to treat myself with natural medicine today, ginger+lemon+orange turmix, garlic, onion, honey and a lots of vitamin C. Hopefully my cold will disappear for tomorrow morning! 

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Over the first week

This is my second week after the break. I feel myself better and stronger day to day. Ok, I couldn't week up on time this morning, I will do my training after work.... :)
I did some awesome night ride last Sunday. I had family program whole day (sight seeing) and we finished in the italian restaurant at 7 o'clock. After dinner I went out Richmond and picked up my bike and went straight in the park. When I started the ride around 9:30, was pitch black already. I did nearly 4 hours, 91km. It was lovely! I didn't ride in dark ages ago! The park was quite busy... couple of drunk people, lots of deers, foxes and a bunch of kamikaze rabbit.... small rabbits, which ones tried to jump under my front wheel... I got back in the shop around 1:30, changed quickly my bike and pushed home. I was in the bed around 3 o'clock. Hopefully I will do some similar ride the next Sunday. I need some more night practice before the 24 hour race.

I am going to visit the new 2010 Mavic range tomorrow night. The shop got a invitation for a product launch. I will take some nice photos and post here. 

Friday, 14 August 2009

Back on the track...

I was disappeared in the last couple of weeks. I had two weeks of from the bike, but my cist is sorted, and I started to train again this Tuesday. I did my FTP test last Sunday after two week rest and I had to realized, my power is totally gone. FTP is 280 watts (it was 314 watts before ), which one is crying shame. But, I am positive and I now my power will come back couple of weeks time, if I look after myself and do my training properly!  I am really looking forward my 24 hour race on Hungary  4 weeks time! I have to organize a lots of things, but I have plenty time....
I am off now and do some upper body work out... I got on me 1,5-2kg plus in the last two weeks..... I don't wanna be FAT! :D

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Who is the Daddy?

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Great interview with one of the greatest endurance rider! We love you Tinker, keep going! :)