A great start to a new month

Yesterday (1st May) I went for a ride that turned out to be my longest yet. I went with my 10 year old from home to Heathfield which is 14 miles away. Getting there was a bit of a toughie but the challenge was getting back home again. Not only were my legs tired but my arse was hurting good style!

I finished the ride with a total of 27.66 miles. Not only my longest ride yet but I broke my goal of 25 miles for a single journey.

When I got home, I drank one of my new recovery drinks that I got from ZipVit Sport, thanks to the heads up from Weightybiker. I had no idea if it would do anything but it was better than nothing. I then jumped into a hot bath.

When I go for long rides that push my limits I often end up with serious muscle pain and cramp later in the day. Having not suffered from any of this since, including when I woke up this morning, I can only assume that the recovery drink I had indeed helped.

Tomorrow I have to take the bike into my local Specialized dealer for it's first tune-up service. I'll ride the 4 miles there and get the train home. As they have no mechanic until Tuesday, I will be without the bike for the day, picking it up after work.


  1. Well done Toby ure going from strength 27.66 miles is awesome mate.

    Glad wen u woke up all things were good

    It will take me some time to catch up with u matey, wen we arrange our ride together I think u will av to take it easy wiv me

  2. Cheers Les. When we do our ride I'm sure my pace won't be that fast ;o)

  3. Well done Toby, 27 miles is no mean feat, I've never tried those sports recovery drinks, but it sounds like they work, I'll have to give them a go. Cheers.

  4. Welshcyclist - cheers. I wouldn't have thought they were any good but I know my body and it definitely felt better after taking that stuff.


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