Behold a Planet X XLS CX bike in rather fetching, unpainted Carbon Fibre. The logos were a bit battered from being stored so I took them off. The original bar tape was a bit horrible, anyway the bars were 44s and I prefer 42cm bars. That saddle has to go too. It’s just horrible, or at least in the opinion of my bum, it’s horrible. I’ll change it later today.
Once I got the bike home, on Sunday, I took it to the City and a friend’s place and back again. Monday the bars were retaped with the green tape but I didn’t ride. Yesterday I whizzed up and down the Marriotts, to Freelands Corner and back, then drove to London to collect a Whyte Kings Cross CX for Kenn.
Today we rode into the City and popped into Evans for 5 minutes to grab some more bar tape for Kenn’s new Whyte. The tape on there – and I use the word ‘on’ in it’s loosest sense – is a bit grotty. Kenn has gone with a pale blue. Pics to follow when he’s sorted the bike out,
On the way back, we popped into the Dandy Horse Cafe for a coffee and to snuggle the resident dogs before coming home. My legs were not feeling the love today, neither was my bum with that hideous saddle.
I need to get a new bottle cage for Eric, the PX CX – Oh, he’s going to be called Eric, but you’d probably gathered that by now. Bottle cage can wait until after Christmas though. I have 8 more riding days this year and 27 and a bit miles to target. I am feeling confident about going over. Unless Norwich suddenly turns into tornado alley, I should be OK.
Merry Christmas everyone.
1472.77 mi at 13.24 mi/h so far this year.