Life sometimes presents unexpected obstacles impeding my two-wheeled adventures. In the past couple of days, the morning rain and my demanding work schedule converged, causing a temporary hiatus in my renewed cycling routine.
Thursday a supremely late night, and Saturday morning I had an early morning appointment and did not ride. I will ride Sunday morning, the last pre-hiking ride before heading to Nagano for an unabashed, unplugged, wonderfully joyful wilderness jaunt.
The past three days have been primarily permeated with perpetual precipitation, preventing proper pedaling performance. Red Chameleon and I last hit the streets on Tuesday morning, but are now once again stuck with three days of unwanted rest.
Monday morning I rocked out a so-so 50k but I have not hit the road since the start of the week. Yesterday I was poked for the second time, receiving my final dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. No riding this week until it is 100% safe to do so again.
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The entire weekend has been nonstop rain, and now I have not been able to hit the tarmac for three consecutive days. I feel like I am going through cycling withdrawal. Rather than sulk, I made a new batch of energy balls but with an awesome twist.
Prior to passing out asleep on the couch on Thursday night I quickly checked the weather forecast. According to the weather guessers, the rest of the week is ostensibly going to succumb to precipitation.
The plan for this weekend was to take Red Chameleon out for two 50k rides on Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately that plot was rewritten thanks to a nearby typhoon causing highly unstable weather across Tokyo. Sadly, cycling this weekend is out of the equation.
As expected, I was unable to get out for a ride on Wednesday but then also opted to take today off and catch-up on some much needed sleep. It was an exceedingly busy work day, and I was utterly drained, requiring some relaxation before having the motivation to get out on the tarmac once again.