So, after my weekend binge, today started with push press and curls in the gym and then into the pool for 1500m swim/drills.
Back home for a light breakfast and then out with my wife on her maiden voyage on her new Kinesis KR210 road bike built by Performance Cycles in Poulton nr Cirencester. Thanks Andy she Loves it.
Now my wifes last bike was an 'Easy Rider' with a basket and one gear. The Kenisis is a considerable step up from her 70's roadster that must of been as heavy as my car.
We decided to make our way to a quiet stretch of road not to be put off by traffic.
I was very impressed with how she clipped in and out of the pedals not being put off by the cars and lorries along the way.
In hindsight it probably wasnt a good idea to talk about gears while still moving. As I followed her, I noticed the chain jump from one gear to another, then to another, then with the a sound of someone chewing a coke can she came to a halt. My wife pulled over along side me, looked me in the face and threatened to throw the bike at me.
This wasn't how I expected today to go. Actually this is exactly what I expected. After her sudden outburst she seemed to get herself together and the rest of the ride was flawless.
When home my wife began to explain how her driving instructor talked her through the gears as animals - need I say more! Trying with all my worth not to fall off my chair laughing I suggested that I probably wouldn't go the animal route.
Note: Suggest to wife to go by cadence and feel.
Fun days training