the summer sales are over with new stock in the shops and people generally starting to rug up abit...except for me ;-)...I seem to be the only one still wearing shorts. In case you are interested the colours dominating new stock are taupe and slate blue. These shades don't suit me at all...not that I actually need an excuse not to buy!
Anyhow now, with the temperature being less sweat inducing I am finally able to justify the arm and leg warmers , the Gortex fronted undershirt and the various sleeveless thin jackets I brought with me. I can also justify wearing the jackets I splashed out on while in Austria!
Yesterday's ride was supposed to be up to the beginning of a large lake called Lago del Mis but that plan had to be shelved very quickly since I was riding towards and then under some very black clouds and when the rain/almost hail hit it was not only abit painful it was also a game changer.
I u turned and looked for a less threatening looking patch of sky and continued..a balance of steady power and spinning efforts uphill..."hill" not mountain. Although the temperature isn't all that low, it's a change and on return I had to run myself a hot bath to aid temperature recovery.
Friday marks then end of another group of students leaving...this week I have been amongst a group of German speakers all of whom depart. Next week...who knows what company I will have.