Friday, August 24, 2012

It is done!

Gentle reader, as I sit back in my hammock contemplating my heavily bandaged and Darco shoed foot, I can tell you that the offending neuroma has been excised and I am well on the road to recovery.

The stitches come out in a couple of weeks, so I'm off the bike for the duration, and off work and quite bored with it all by now. Nevertheless I'm happy with how things have gone.

Even with the foot, I've been enjoying my cycling over the winter. Feeling quite fit and managing to get some pace back into the legs and lungs, and planning my audax campaign for the next 18 months which will hopefully include a super series, a year round and a dirt series plus a 1200 if all goes well.

Today was something of a red letter day as I became the proud owner of a classic 1980s Frank Paino racing bike. It comes dripping with Campagnolo and Cinnelli though needs a bit of a tidy up and likely new wheels, but I am very pleased with it. The frame is a thing of beauty, so tight and stiff,  and just my size.

I've never owned a "proper" racing bike before, mine have always been sports models, so this thing is quite something else altogether, even if it's 30 years old. Can't wait to ride it! But wait I must.

Mileage in kilometers = 3673

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