I look in gates as I pass and every one is different, a field full of hay drying in the sun, a perfectly manicured lawn, a crop of wheat swaying in the wind, a meadow full of grazing cattle.

Then I turn a corner and start to climb I pop up out of the saddle and I’m dancing on the pedals. The tailwind is flattering me but I don’t care, it feels incredible. I sail effortlessly up the short hill, the sunburst paint of the bike glinting and shining and looking fucking deadly.

If you want to follow the numbers more closely I’m on Strava as Rob Cummins Wheelworx or if you’re more of a pictures instead of reading type I post on Instagram as wheelworxrob.

 

Chasing Kona eBook available

From smoker to back of the pack triathlete to the Ironman World Championships.

Read about how I overcame all of the odds and discovered what it would take to get to the Ironman World Championships – my eBook is now available to buy as an eBook on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes

It is also available as a paperback at Wheelworx.

Everything is beautiful today. Even all the things that probably aren’t really. It’s a bit like wearing rose tinted glasses, or being in love. Everything just looks incredible. After some months of wondering if I was finished with the sport, I’m rediscovering  my love for it again.

A dark green moss covered fence and a tumbledown stone wall. A hedge full of five foot tall nettles. An immaculately restored thatched cottage with an ancient pink bike against the wall makes me stop and take pictures.

Riding along the canal, water glistening in the summer sun and a canal barge moving lazily across the water. Later I’m in the shade of a beautiful walled road through a massive country estate. Riding through a sun dappled tunnel of overhanging trees.

Everything looks wonderful in the sunshine and the bike awakens emotions and feelings in me like almost nothing else.

If you want to follow the numbers more closely I’m on Strava as Rob Cummins Wheelworx or if you’re more of a pictures instead of reading type I post on Instagram as wheelworxrob.

 

Chasing Kona eBook available

From smoker to back of the pack triathlete to the Ironman World Championships.

Read about how I overcame all of the odds and discovered what it would take to get to the Ironman World Championships – my eBook is now available to buy as an eBook on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes

It is also available as a paperback at Wheelworx.