Since I last posted here over a year a go I have not been a well man. I had a stroke after the Mt Tam hill climb and ended up in hospital for 7 months. I am back riding now but I am very slow and don’t push myself too hard. I am doing around 150 miles per week but I am riding rather than training and take a massive kicking whenever the road points up. My wife has been a treasure and for that I forgive her for all the half wheeling since I got back on the bike. I don’t know if I ever will race again and I have vowed not to shave my legs until I can hang on on the climb on the IC3 Sunday morning run.
Looking at my power meter data since I got back on the bike for the last 3 months I have lost over 100W of ftp. It feels worse that that and I really suffer on hills although I never feel well enough to give it 10/10.
I decided to try some challenge tires out on the Volagi. They were on awesome sale online so how could I resist. I have been running Vittoria Open Pave for the last 1000 miles and they are looking pretty cut up so it is time for a change. I have’nt ridden them yet but hope they wont be too sluggish on the road. Riding Impressions to follow.