Sunday, October 12, 2008
Softer is harder
Seletar, 48 km. I've not pumped my tyres for a few weeks. They are fat, squishy and slow on the road. It takes hard effort to crank up and I feel the burn when I cycle a steady 30 km/h to train for next month's Enduro (Bike-Aid's 24 hour charity ride). It's a good workout when I want to do hard work in a short time. Off-road, the soft tyres give a rather plush ride, unless the road is so rough, I bounce so much till my hands burn from keeping a firm handle on the bike. I guess some hardship helps to build up rather than tear down ...