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Brace.

Pearl Izumi lycra thermal base layer.
Team issue bib shorts.
No name thermal tights.
Team issue socks.
Team issue winter thermal jacket.
Buff as a skullcap.
Ski socks over team issue socks.
Cycling shoes.
Neoprene shoe covers.
Pearl Izumi Thermal AmFib gloves.
Helmet.

– 7 degrees.

Brace.

Commute.

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Just ride

Simetimes it is just about riding a bike. My plan is to become fitter than I have been for the last couple of years, that is no secret, but what normally happens is that the path there, the planning to achieve your aims can get in the way of the name of the game itself.

In order to be faster on the bike, at it’s most basic level, I need to ride my bike more. For the moment, this is what I am concentrating on. That means, If I think I can squeeze a ride in, if I have an hour in which to do some pedaling, then just do it. Truth of the matter is that while structured training, training plans and hours spent riding a day would see a lot more progress, opportunist training will also have an effect.

I think what I am saying is that anything is better than nothing.

My plan this week is to use the bike to commute. It is cold, it is miserable and it is dark. But, and this is the point, at least I have ridden.