I had to do a job in Dundalk this morning so I brought the bike and took a spin out along the coast to Carlingford with the intention of climbing Long Woman's Grave and up to the TV mast. Got a puncture just as I came into Carlingford and noticed that my gears weren't shifting to the 3 smallest cogs. That was odd as the bike was shifting beautifully beforehand.
I fixed the puncture but couldn't get the gears right so I said Fk it, I wasn't needing them anyway. Continued on to the start of the climb, made it to the first flat section and as I shifted to accelerate the RD cable snapped and lo and behold I was now in the 11 cog permanently. Boll0x.
My bike is internally routed so I couldn't do a whole lot except turn around and head back the flattest way I could.
40km back to the car into a headwind stuck in the 11 cog at about 60rpm.
I wanted hill training and I bloody well got it just without the hills. The amount of cross chaining that went on would make you cry. My legs and lower back are in bits.
90km in 3:firstname.lastname@example.org
I think I'm going to skip my Tempo sessions for a few days