Sunday, September 16, 2007
Performance Bloody Terrible
Kampong Kaki Circuit, 66 km. I crawl out of my warm bed on a damp Sunday morning, thinking I'd achieve my personal best time (PBT) today. After all, I'm fresh from a 436 km hills ride a week ago and my body is in good shape. Traffic is light and with the cloudy sky, I divert energy from cooling to cycling. But my time is 67 minutes and some seconds; about three minutes better than with my fat tyres. Bleah. I should've oiled my transmission after the 436 km ride. During lunch, I talk to a cyclist who's worked in the same firm for a quarter century. He tells me to live one day at a time and don't think so much. His parting shot as I ride home: "Work hard."