Tuesday was a national holiday here in Germany. After spending a few hours on the couch typing on the computer, my body told me it’s time to ride.
To Kufstein and back I went. About 79 kilometers, though 77 official since the GPS died short of home.
This is my longest ride yet, since my hip and back problems started up last year. The last 10 kilometers were tough and I stood often to keep the hip pain down.
The downside is that it’s official, I have to replace my FSA carbon handlebars. The earlier back pain relieving stem cracked the handlebar casing. In hitting a couple of bumps at speed, glad it wasn’t the 68 kph downhill part, my bars thunked too loudly, shifted position and the carbon splayed.
I’m glad I rode though, very glad. I feel good.