Cabin Fever, Triggerpoint Therapy and Clothes…

I’m just a little hacked off that I failed 30 days of biking. Well a LOT actually! Most of you probably think I’m being a right wuss about a silly sprained wrist, but if you have to ride racehorses every day, plus do every thing else with that hand (mucking out, sweeping, cleaning tack, holding horses etc) then you’d soon know about it!
Ok, the pain has gone, and this week I haven’t been far at all due to the weather, and me not really having the correct gear to ride in the wet (and cold).

So the question is: with very little money, what sort of wet weather gear should I buy? Is it any good? Would I be better off buying mens jackets (why oh why are they cheaper than a womans??!!??)? I would love some answers!
I currently have Muddy Fox tights and shorts, a Dare2B cyclocross t-shirt (actually that is brilliant!) another cheap cyclocross t-shirty thing, a showerproof jacket (Altura Night Vision) and a yellow Endura bib. Oh, and a pair of baggy cyclocross shorts.

Now I bet you’re laughing – she has a road bike, but cyclocross gear! What a t**t!

Does it actually matter? I’m not racing (yet). I want to be comfortable and I don’t have the money to spend on it!

I’ve been looking round the net – trying to save myself from cabin fever – and trying to find decent gear at low prices, but it’s not happening! Any suggestions would be welcome!

So, triggerpoint therapy – yes it does hurt, but I reap the benefits afterwards! I tend to get very tight, sore shoulders, and my dad does triggerpoint therapy. It’s brilliant! Although at the moment it feels like somebody has jabbed an icepick in my left shoulder blade and left it there, I know in the morning I’ll feel a lot looser and better. I’ve been a ‘guinea pig’ since I was about 7 years old, and it’s awesome how this can help. Although dad combines it with massage, sports therapy and zentherapy, it really does wonders!
Having had the same spot in my shoulder worked on sunday (it felt bruised after), it was actually a million times better today.

I may get out for a decent ride on the bike tomorrow…

Keep smiling… 🙂

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I don’t ‘do’ hangovers…

I didn’t blog yesterday, as only cycled down the hill and back (not even worth a mention really) but I still managed to get out on the bike – 30 days of biking! Alright it was quite frankly pathetic, oh well!

I haven’t gone out yet today, as decided to have a couple of drinks last night, and in all honesty I was too tired! I have never had a hangover from drinking, well at least not any headaches, but I didn’t think it would be a good idea to go out on the bike if I was still a bit tipsy!

I knew the track worlds were on in Australia so I had great fun watching that, wow Chris Hoy, but even more WOW Anna Mears! Both were amazing! By that point I was switching between Eurosport and Eurosport HD but gave up and watched my favourite race – Paris Roubaix on HD.
The cobbles, the crashes, punctures, mechanicals makes for the most spectacular race I’ve ever watched, and following the teams on Twitter makes it even more fascinating. Actually watching my timeline on Twitter explode is pretty cool too! Trying to tweet about the race, and watch it and read what other people are saying gets a bit confusing sometimes! But I really enjoy it anyway!
Don’t ask me why I tweet names, I really have no idea!
Boooooonen
Pipo (spelt in various ways)
I would be a pain at a footy match I’m sure!

But today, Tom Boonen was FANTASTIC, I was watching it praying they would catch him, and hoping that he could do it alone. I couldn’t make my mind up!
It’s almost a pity it didn’t rain… It’s a damn shame Cancellara was injured…. but still it was fabulous viewing of a brilliant race.

If my chain rattled that much, I’m sure it’d be off in seconds!

So, a short ride on the bike planned – and I might even blog a second post later!

Off to twatter away now 😉
Have fun…..