There’s only 12 days to go until The Outlaw, and I’ve got a difficult decision to make. Granted I’m very lucky to be in a position to make this decision, after all not everyone has two bikes.
Since coming back from Lanzarote I’ve been riding the ROO. For those of you unfamiliar with this name, it’s basically my TT bike, a Quintana Roo Seduzza. Basically, my race bike. It’s fast, it feels great to ride and it gives me a hell of a confidence boost when I race on it. But just lately me and ROO have been having our problems, I guess like all couples it happens from time to time. I’m guessing in this instance it really is a case of “It’s not you it’s me….”
I’ve just not been able to get comfortable on the ROO since returning from the volcanic rock, particularly my right wrist. It aches after a couple of miles and I can’t hold the same position. What used to feel so comfortable now feels like torture.
I finally gave up on this mornings ride, going home after an hour and changing the bike for the remaining 30 minutes and instantly I was rewarded with no pain. I just don’t get it, as nothing has changed with the ROO, I was riding it until a couple of weeks before Lanza when I made the decision to take the Giant as it was better suited to climbing.
I’m not aware that I’ve picked up a wrist injury, and to be honest it feels fine in everything I do, other than ride the ROO. I think I’ll have to bite the bullet, and ride the Giant at The Outlaw. But I won’t moan, I’m lucky that I have more than one bike to choose from, but I am utterly perplexed by this.