As you’ll know, if you read this, I’ve often suffered with pain on the bike. However, that may now be a thing of the past.
I’d made a couple of changes to my position, lowered the saddle until it was clearly too low and moved it back up in increments until it felt just right. I also moved the saddle forward in the rails to compensate for the lowered position. The stem replaced down to 90mm, with a 7 degree rise. I also changed the bars from a 44cm to a 42. The bar is more of a compact than my fizik cyrano bars. The difference was incredible. I felt a hell of a lot more comfortable, my shoulders weren’t bunched up, a bend in my elbows. My knees are a little close to the bar ends, but I can cope with that.
4 miles in, no pain and my wattage was up and cadence had increased. 4 miles back home, and just the regular sore thighs because I’m fat and unfit. But non of that crippling upper thigh pain.
A few more rides just to be sure, but I’m fairly confident that these changes might of worked.
Sometimes, it’s the simple pictures that I find pleasing. Like this simple downward shot on my favourite bridge.
It’s been a lazy year for me. However, I do consider this to be one of my favourite images of the year.
I was up at angram some time ago, and did a short video. I don’t consider it very good, as I was just learning the drone controls mostly. It’s a fantastic area to walk, and away from the crowds that can occur around the more popular scarhouse dam.
So I plan to go back up and do some better videos subject to the weather of course.
I picked up my trusty Nikon for the first time in ages, and headed out to the deer park at Studley Royal.
I thought the deer may of started rutting. They hadn’t, but I found a few deer, and they where play fighting for a while.
I had mounted my longest zoom, mounted it on a monopod as the weight of the lens and camera make hand holding almost impossible.
I think this image worked better in B&W, I had difficulty getting the exposure, as they where sat under a large oak, giving plenty of shade.
Papa Smurf was found in a sorry state, discarded in the grass. But is now determined to enjoy life outdoors.