I am new to cycling and I actually started on the trainer during pandemic lockdowns.
As a result pretty much all my riding has genuinely been in Sufferlandria. Funny to think about!
Well, lockdown restrictions are lifting, though travel bans remain, but I finally got away for my first actual outdoor experience, where every second day for about a month, I’d ride about 80km on gravel.
As a Sufferlandrian on vacation for the first time I noticed a few things:
- It’s great to be outdoors
- These outdoor things tend to be much longer than the indoor ones
- A Sufferlandrian has a turbo-ass, that sometimes kicks in automatically and can upset other people on vacation
- To clarify, a turbo-ass is something that gets one across terrain and up hills faster
Now I’m back home, and of course I was immediately curious to see what a month of riding meant in terms of progress for my return to Sufferlandria. This means jumping straight into something like 9-hammers to feel the comforts of ‘back home’…
…and bloody hell, it nearly killed me!!! This surprised me, given the amount of outdoor riding I’d been doing - and left me with feelings of regression.
Nothing for it but to start another MAP block and make myself worthy of my old 4DP numbers again.