jueves, 12 de enero de 2023

Otra Madera pa'lla, Otra Madera pa'ca

 Britney Spears’ Oops!…I Did It Again (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CduA0TULnow) is the musical reference for today’s ride.

Like yesterday, the weather was too good to not ride outside so, like yesterday, I rearranged my agenda and went for a two hour ride in the afternoon and avoided my usual turbo session. 

Unlike yesterday I went for a steady session. That was what I would have done if I were at the turbo, that was what I aimed with this ride. I’d say I did very well. 

Not my merit though.

When I started to climb La Madera on the way out a rider came to my side and started to talk to me. It turns out it was Eugenio. 

Who is Eugenio I hear you asking. Well, I met Eugenio in the final kilometers in Paris-Brest-Paris in August 2019 and met him again today, three and a half years later.

As always happens in these cases we had a lot to catch up on so we rode next to each other chatting all the way up, all the way down, then all the way up again and all the way down again. 

You know what they say about steady sessions, right? That you have to be able to chat without losing your breath while riding… That’s exactly what we did.

So Eugenio saved me from the temptation of pushing myself on the climbs. A temptation I was certainly feeling after the coffee at my mother’s.

Oops!…I Did It Again. Again I was luckier than prepared.

Take care
Javier Arias González

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