Just got in from a run myself. A sub 35 minute 4km!@andywood that looks like amazing fun. Wish we had that kind of snow around here, although it would make running and cycling pretty much impossible.
I'm hardly on the bike at the moment. I've been mainly concentrating on running as I have the Yokohama marathon coming up but once that is over, I plan to get back on the bike in a big way and hopefully be able to shift some of this running fitness over to the bike. Just a very short one for me today with my dog. She is turning out to be a great running companion. Just wish she wasn't so damn fast. Sub 35min 10k this morning with her and she hardly did more than a trot. She finds it way too easy. Wouldn't like to begin to think what her VO2 Max is.
Strangely, you don't need a rear light. Only a red relector to be legal. Those flashing front lights are also technically illegal. Front light should be a solid beam 2 meters ahead.Adding "holding umbrellas" and "not having a rear light on a public road at night" to the list....
Happy 11th anniversary.Cake Day
I started cycling regularly on 5th February 2005.
Until the previous day I had been a confirmed motorcycle commuter, but a minor accident put a hole in my BMW's engine casing and there would be a three-month wait for the new part. How shall I get to work every day? So I dusted off my Anchor mountain bike - it was ten years old at that point, and is now 21 - and cycled to work for the first time. It was hard that first day. The next day was easier. The next day it rained but I had my motorcycle waterproofs!
A few months later my behaviour was noted by a colleague who introduced me to the Half-Fast Cyclists. My first ride was an 80-km Arakawa run, and although it was hard work keeping up with their road bikes in the late July heat, I managed it.
The very next day I went to Y's Akasaka and ordered my first road bike. The staff member who sorted me out was Hiroyasu Aoyama now trading as Sports Bike HiRoad. That first bike was Y's own brand Antares aluminium frame, and what a weak piece of pooh it was. Within three months my pedaling tore the BB off. The same thing happened to it's replacement. Aoyama-san then banned me from aluminium frames so I paid the extra for my Panasonic steel frame that is still going strong today.
So much has happened, and so much more will happen. Thank you all for being a part of it.
Both this forum and HFC were extremely helpful and encouraging in so many ways. Arigato yo!So much has happened, and so much more will happen.