Another month largely affected by back pain, though in truth it was gradually improving, and did allow some limited training. In all this time, I rode two events.
In the North Bucks club event on the F5d/10 (10th April), I lumbered round the course in a pretty miserable 24:41. On the bright side, I didn’t suffer any back pain. On the other hand I felt pretty flabby and out of condition. The situation wasn’t much better for my next outing on the following week, out at Astwood. I had a mad dash up to Astwood after work and found myself last man off on a particularly windy evening. As it turned out, I was held to a standstill be traffic on the main road, then was nearly blown into the traffic by a gust of wind, and to add insult was twice nearly blown off my bike. My response to this was decide discretion was the better part of valour and to pack forthwith. (It has to be said that all the other riders completed the course).
The only open event I rode in April was the TeamMK ’10′ on the F15/10 on 28th April. This was the same course on which I crashed last September, so it was a bit of a relief to get round unscathed, albeit in another poor time of 24:21 (this was 10 seconds more than I made it on my computer, but, hey, who worries about a few seconds on such a rubbish result!). The full results are here.
Still not much form, but hopefully I can take this forward now the back pain has gone.