Tuesday, 15 March 2011

It's started

The shopping, that is. A Powertap SL+ hub on an Open Pro rim, three boxes of Torq bars ("What flavour would you like?" "Surprise me" "OK, I'm writing down what you're getting but I'm not going to tell you") and two boxes of gels, all direct from Torq.

That may all be complete gibberish to you, so I'll try and put it into English.
  • Powertap + Open Pro = a wheel that costs as much as a serviceable car, isn't particularly light but will tell me how pathetic and unfit I am. I'm paying to know this.
  • Torq bars = vaguely fruity chewy things that I eat while exercising but rarely at other times. They're very tasty compared to other bars and very effective. I wouldn't call them food though, more like petrol for the legs.
  • Torq gels = vaguely fruity gloopy things that I absorb while exercising but rarely at other times. Think of super sweet toothpaste that disolves your teeth. The caffeinated ones are brilliant for perking you up on a long drive though. They should sell them in garages.
On the healing front, I can now rest my right hand on the bars for  good 10 minutes and the ribs on the back right only occasionally feel like they've been twisted like a sodden towel in a boys changing room.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are progressing well Bryan! Good for you - not so sure how your bank balance is going to fair after so many months of rest though :-) what events do you have planned for the year, or is it too early to tell?

dislocatedMTB said...

I'd already entered the Cotswold Spring Classic (end April), intending to do the 100 miles but I think I'll end up doing the 100km. Then the Tour of Wessex, end of May - 3 days, 100m plus each day. Finally, Magnificat 127 miles, 12th June! Hopefully I'll be OK... 2 hours on the turbo today.

How are you feeling?

Anonymous said...

Cool! Give my regards to the Cotswolds.
No real pain for me now and flexibility coming back. Another couple of weeks out of the saddle then hopefully ditch the sticks. Looking forward to summer :-)

dislocatedMTB said...

Good news - hopefully the bone is starting to join. I look forward to your next update.