Now that the weather has cleared up again, I’m stuck with a cold and a bad back. I tried sitting out in the garden earlier in the sunshine but found it too uncomfortable so resigned myself to a day in front of the telly. Eventually the lure of the sunshine got to be too much and I dosed up on ibuprofen and headed out for a ride.
The bad back sapped me of what little leg strength I had anyway, and the cold meant that I couldn’t breathe properly making the climb out of the valley a somewhat arduous affair. However once on the top of the hill it got a bit easier. A bottle of Badger First Gold in front of Sham Castle worked wonders as well.