I’ve not been out for a proper ride for over a week now for several reasons (tiredness, lack of time, lack of motivation) – the one good thing is that my legs feel a lot better than they have for quite a while. They’re still not perfect but the tightness and soreness is reduced, so hopefully I’ll be able to get back on it properly soon.
I’ve been sorting out my winter bike as I’ll no doubt need it again soon. The handlebars were not turning easily unless GT85 was liberally sprayed into the headset, so I’ve taken it all apart. It’s taken me a long time to figure out how to do so (there is very little information specific to the Carrera TDF online) but I’ve finally got the headset off and will order a replacement once I’ve measured things up. I’ll write a full entry about this later which will hopefully help anyone else trying to sort out the headset on their TDF!