I set out today to complete my 250k target for the Strava Dirt Search challenge for July.
For many this may not have been difficult especially the roadies out there, but with 2 kids and a full time job, finding the time to ride twice a week and averaging 30k+ each ride was hard work.
This would not have been possible if I hadn’t made a point of riding to work each Friday this month. Each of those days was worth about 40k and today I did around 60k.
My ride home was the bulk of this and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I put the SPD pedals back on and that really helped the long up hills and to keep a rhythm the last 10k or so on the road.
I did find I was getting some pins and needles at times in the soles of my feet and my knees ache a little. The knees are just my body I believe but I will have to take a look at the pins and needles.
If anyone has a clue what that is, please comment below…