Just to show that I was living on borrowed time with the races of the past week, I went out and rode this club TT on Wednesday night and had a poor ride. It didn’t help that I was on fixed gear – I’d upped the gear a bit to 48×13 (99.7) from my usual 50×14 (96.4), knowing that my form was good, but on the night didn’t have the strength to turn it! The whole ride was a nightmare of breathlessness from start to finish. I was trying out a few aero things – new GB skinsuit + long socks, slightly different tribar position – so the whole evening wasn’t completely wasted.
Photos from Paul Hardy on Flickr