Okay a slightly odd title - but at least it made you click to read!
Keep up the tradition of giving machines names - our car is a Citroen, which is French so he's called Lemon of course. The other car also a Citroen but she has a lovely curvaceous dashboard so she's called Pippa (Middleton of course). So when I got my new bike he needed a name, a name which sums him up in one word - but I first I needed to get to know his personality.
Powerful like a bull & fast like a hare, perfectly at home on road, off road, paths & bridleways - through fords, streams & puddles. Mud and grit as well as tarmac. Infact he is happiest when covered in dust and sweat. Above all he is dependable, strong & he never gives up even when I'm flagging in this heat. Oh and it's a Boardman so his name has to start with B.
My fellow bloggers may I introduce you to BISON ..... My Boardman Cyclocross Bike. (alright alright I know this one doesn't have pedals on it!)
So I've been donning the lycra of late and doing some of my commuting on my bike because I know its going to make me a better runner and help with the training for my HM in October... (gulp).
Over the last 16 hours (well actually riding home last night and back in again this morning). me and Bison have done a total of
4 ride stages
3hr 56mins in the saddle
Covered 78.2 km
and burned 3,233 calories..... that is 5 bottles of red wine... Bring it on!!!!
I've lost weight, getting slimmer for a summer in shorts and t shirts that never used to fit & I now have calves and thighs of titanium rather than just common steel - Oh and bulges that I didn't even know were there. With Bison's help I feel powerful and strong, and more able to deal with what life throws at you .....
I still ride along the canal towpath as it's my goal that one day soon I want to be running the full 21km from Hebden Bridge back home. Because when I used to do shorter runs I didn't know what was further on till I've started riding & seeing it makes me more determined to run it.
So it's on with the running and riding then find a nice lake to leap into after the ride and complete the training for my first triathlon... Happy days
Happy Running all