I’ve lived in Britain since 1998 and this winter just finished was the worst I’ve experienced in my life – 6 months of truly awful weather that even the most hardy of Britains was complaining bitterly about by the end. It was miserable and after having done loads of miles up ’til October 2009 – I did virtually no riding until April 2010. I managed to get just over 500 kms in last month which tripled my mileage for the year. The sunshine and warmer temperatures encouraged me out and I got some really good rides in. Some fitness is gradually coming back which is helping too. Off came the winter wheels (Mavic Open Pros on Hope Pro 3 hubs) and on went my summer wheels (Easton EA90 SLX) and some latex (Michelin) tubes.