The weekend’s rides were hard and I really felt them on Monday as I tried to climb or descend stairs! Fortunately Monday night was my appointment with JH, aka Magic Hands, my dear friend and massage therapist. And good to her nom de guerre her efforts last night made a huge difference to my legs today. Not only were they supple, but surprisingly energised and, rather than the gentle 20km I had planned, I covered 40km at a respectable 26km/hour. A couple of rides like that during the week and I should be able to bump my weekends up toward the 80-100km mark soon.