Return to earth
We get back on the bikes after a few days of rest, we have completed our Spanish adventure; the Badlands CC. It’s a strange mix of feelings when we begin pedalling. After the euphoria of completing a race like this beyond our expectations has settled, this short ride is not easy.
Nostalgia, fatigue, laziness.
But the expectation of fresh bread and croissants at the nearest bakery 13 km away from our home, is enough to get us going.
We both must admit that it’s good put our hands back on the handlebars. Riding through the beautiful landscapes of Cévennes where we live and reconnecting with our aching cycling muscles, is a reward in itself. While we ride, the memories of the race comes back to us and results in bursts of laughter. It’s a nostalgic feeling, completing something we have been training for, and looking forward to, for such a long time. Now we will have to set new goals, to motivate us for getting back on the bike.
We are very tired, but alive. What a great race.