Monday, 17 February 2014

Grabbing an hour and a very cross wind...

Yesterday the sun came out again and I grabbed an hour's ride. As I'm not getting a lot of biking miles in at the moment I decided to mix it up a bit and rode a few twisting country miles, a few miles of busy ring road and some dual-carriageway riding on the York by-pass. It all put a smile on my face even when I encountered a strong cross-wind between the A1079 junction and the A1237 junction. For those of you who are familiar with the area you will know this is the stretch that passes very open ground to the left which leads across to the York University campus. There is often a cross-wind along that stretch, but yesterday it was pretty strong.

There's certainly a nack to maintaining good stability in a strong cross-wind, especially when it's gusting, and the first thing is to drop the speed. It's a bit of a balancing act really and the trick is not to get tensed up. With relaxed arms it's much easier to make those small adjustments that are required.

I really would have liked a couple more hours but I had to take good lady wife for her riding lesson, of the four legged variety.

Today I had to deal with some more enquiries re the legal case. It's grim really when I try so hard to put all that rotten stuff to the back of my mind and this just keeps bringing it back to the fore. Papers are now lodged at Court and in six days time it will be three years since my head got bashed. I'll be glad when it's all done and dusted.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you managed to get out in the sun and put a smile on your face. Even with cross winds. I've heard in cross winds you can swivel a knee out and it helps.