Didn’t I say that October tends to be foggy? Well, it definitely is around here. After a relaxing long weekend with my family, I drove back home yesterday morning and spent the rest of the day lounging around and washing clothes. Today, back on the bike for almost three hours. Things are going well. My weight is going down continuously (courtesy of all the training), it is still fun to be out and about and I find I have more and more energy after longer rides. Was a bit knackered today after switching out of my cycling clothes into jeans and fleece for a quick run to the supermarket and dry cleaners, but nothing a hot bath and food can’t fix. My right knee (the bad one) developed a niggle after two hours which, oddly enough, wasn’t at all noticeable on the bike but only when I got off it.

The search for a suitable bike goes on. In the running right now: Cannondale Synapse 105 Disc, BMC Granfondo GF02 Disc, Trek Domane and Giant Defy – so basically, an aluminium frame, carbon fork, disc brake preferred, endurance geometry, under 10kg. Would be great to find a 2013 Granfondo somewhere for under 1000 Euro, but it is looking more like a 1500 Euro-purchase… saving up, yo!