Riding Hard

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I pretty much buried myself this week. Tuesday evening plus the Breakfast ride and a play up in the Hills above Hebden Bridge and Todmorden finally took their toll and I overslept on Thursday, waking up at 09.30. My ability to get my shit together in no time at all meant that I still managed to make it to the Doctor’s appointment that I had ten minutes later.

After almost two years since the RTA that killed the De Rosa, the lower back pain I’ve been having was investigated with an MRI scan a few weeks ago. The results show that I have a couple of discs that aren’t in a very good state. Doesn’t seem to be much that can be done about it, but some physiotherapy may help.

It’s been an interesting week at work, but not always for the right reasons. Some things never change. We had a customer in today that we’d gone out of our way to accommodate and had ended up doing a lot of work for no profit, yet they still queried the bill and made a massive fuss. Some people just don’t know when they’re onto a good thing. Wouldn’t have been so bad had it not been for the attitude, it really spoilt the atmosphere for the rest of the day for me.

Trying to get organised for Switzerland. I leave next Friday. I have a cunning plan for getting the bikes on the plane adopted from this thread on the Singletrack forum. I’m also just about to plough through the multipage small print of the Snowcard insurance that has been suitably recommended.

Bike is pretty much sorted, but I’m still undecided about the rear shock and probably need to get the fork springs uprated. Decisions, decisions.

I always thought the original Ultimate’s were pretty cool, but technology moves on I guess. Oh and a well done to Dave (360) from the Breakfast ride, who set a time for the South Downs Way last weekend, on his singlespeed. A hardest bit? whole thing looks like hell, I reckon it’s going to take some beating.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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