Races are all cancelled, and riding across the country isn't possible. I don't want to visit shops or hotels right now. But that doesn't mean I can't have some fun during Covid. Next week, I'm going to see how far I can ride in seven days without ever going more than 25 km from home. It's going to be ridiculous!
Lockdown means we are all missing the adventures of long-distance cycling. To help tide you over, I'm sharing an essay I wrote on my experience of riding in the Transcontinental Cycle Race. Share freely. I hope you enjoy it. http://drianwalker.com/circles - link in profile
I see @katganly's sourdough starter and throw my own hat into the ring. Behold that activity!
When your ultradistance training gets suddenly interrupted. I was cranking up the training really well before the lockdown, despite a dip from illness which you can see on the left. Then the lockdown happened, and I reduced my rides down to not much more than an hour, sticking close to home to stay within the spirit of the lockdown. It's hard to watch so much distance training slip away, and seeing it quantified in graphs doesn't help. But the consolation is that I've been doing much more intense workouts, to make up for the limited time, and am more powerful than ever as a result. Now I just need to hang onto this power when I up the distance again! I hope everyone else is coping with having their summer plans disrupted.
Sunrise on the morning commute #cycling #cyclinglife #commuterbike #commutebybike #fromwhereiride