Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Compare and contrast

After a bit of a rough day yesterday, I was quite pleased with my evening ride, covering 26 miles after dinner, and bringing the total mileage for the week to 56 (and still only Monday).

There was a particularly lovely stretch on the way home, when I really got into the rythm, all the stress of the day drifted away and I was zinging through the dark in zen-like calm.

Then this morning I find Jack Thurston interviewing Alastair Humphreys on the Bike Show. Alastair Humphreys has cycled round the world "the hard way" (i.e. up and down the continents): covering sixty countries and forty-six thousand miles over four years.

Somehow, feeling proud of riding 26 miles seems a bit pathetic.

1 comment:

Alastair said...

I think you should feel proud of 26 miles. I was meant to do a 3 hour training ride this morning, but instead I turned off the alarm and went back to sleep!