Informazioni su Eleanor Jaskowska
Microambitious Welsh outdoor lover and Community Manager for Komoot in the UKI’m a Welsh lass living in Bristol. I’ve always ridden a bike to get around but I really got into cycling when I was writing up my PhD thesis. My procrastination quickly escalated from 60 to 600km and I signed up for Transcontinental Number 5. My race didn’t go to plan and I was mentally and physically destroyed. After 3 years recovering with Audax events I’ve been avidly collecting patches including an RRTY, AAA Super Randonneur series, Mille Cymru and a fixed gear Paris-Brest-Paris. Now back with a renewed sense of self belief I'm looking forward to where my legs might take me next!
- Eleanor Jaskowska
The ride that wasn’t meant to be. Off the start my front mudguard was clogging with mud and lead mulch. In the beautiful wyle valley a car pulling out of its drive was spotted too late as we came around a corner and both of my riding companions came a cropper. How I escaped rubber side down I have no idea? Joolz was a bit hurt so got the train at Salisbury. Then came the puncture fairy. Tubeless defeated but unable to seat my tyre with a tube it was bouncy all day leaving my back and bum feeling fatigued. As the sun came down around the half way mark I just didn’t feel like I had it in me to do the same again but in the dark, cold and with limited resupply because everything is shut. Not even 24h petrol stations are 24h anymore 😭The route was laney and rolling so progress was slow. I think I mentally checked out a while before we arrived in Hungerford. I felt uncomfortable with the risk of continuing under the circumstances. Now on a train to get home around midnight. Luckily my bailing didn’t stop Dave Lane who is still out there finishing the job as the last rider standing💪🏼.
9 ottobre 2020