Struggling a bit

The nice conditions of yesterday were just an anomaly. Again today it was back to more of the same, grinding away into the wind. I didn’t make bad progress, covering just about 100km today. I had two punctures today. I was almost glad for the break from the wind. I’m still on the same tyres from Melbourne and the rear is showing the strain. I should get another few hundred clicks before I retire it.

Being on a fixed gear bicycle I’ve got to keep the cadence at a reasonable level, when it drops below 50-55rpm it gets really hard to keep the momentum going. I was worried about conditions like this, and how I my knees might struggle turning such a low cadence but so far apart from being tired there have been no issues. At times I was moving along at barely 12km/h.

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