Sunday Social & Holiday Fun

Firstly the name of this blog was shamelessly stolen from Gilly who used it on his Strava account! Cheers Gilly.

Was good to get back out on the bike for some half decent miles as it’s been a while. I was on holiday at the caravan in St.Andrews the other week and managed to sneak my bike onto the roof of the car so managed to get two rides in.

The next problem I had was where I was going to store my beloved bike! Gail was nearly sleeping in the car and my bike in the room with me! Lol

Problem solved!!!

As I mentioned I did manage to get a couple of rides in, the first was on the Tuesday but I was loaded with the cold and my chest was all over the place. I headed out to Anstruther and back with a couple of wee incidents along the way. Using my new 50mm carbon clinchers I felt the bike very twitchy, it was windy so never thought too much about it until I arrived at the harbour in Anstruther and checked my thru maxle to discover it was loose!!!!

With the thru maxle tightened up I made my way back to St.Andrews with an annoying rattle coming from the bike. I pulled over and checked the bike and it appeared that the cassette had come loose. I made my way back to St.Andres and swung by the local bike shop Spokes Cycles who discovered it was missing a spacer. Great bunch of guys in there. We had a chat while they fixed the issue. If you’re every in St.Andrews and need a repair I’d highly recommend popping in to see them.

Repair all done and off I headed back to the caravan with no more noises and even expectantly picked up an 8th overall for a Strava segment I never knew existed.

I was feeling a little better by the Thursday so decided to venture back out, this time doing St.Andrews > Kingsbarns > Crail > Anstruther > St.Andrews this time with no incidents!

Had a great week drinking and eating like a king, added more of a protective layer around my waist!

Oh, I seem to have drifted off the main topic of this post, “Social Sunday”.

Social Sunday saw myself, Gilly and Stevie P head out on the Kilmarnock run, racking up 46 miles in the process. I felt comfortable on the flat but my week eating and drinking like a king punished me when we hit the hills! Lol

Weather was ok, a wee bit of rain and a 3 mile stretch of @rsehole drivers from just below Loudon Academy to Newmilns where we stopped at the Bobbin Cafe for a roll and a drink, courtesy of Gilly.

Thoroughly enjoyable pedal with the exception of the climbs! Managed 6 new pb’s so it wasn’t all doom and gloom.

It’s time to get myself back into shape instead of into a shape!

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