19th Blood Donation (10th March 2012)

Nice early appointment on a bright, crisp Monday morning. Rode my Specialized Secteur gently to the Donor Centre. Made sure I didn’t get lost this time and arrived with 15 minutes to spare!

Narrowly passed the blood iron level test this time. They had to use the more accurate machine and measured it at 135 – exactly on the threshold. Phew!

Hung around for a while, then rode back gently on my delightful Specialized Secteur. That bicycle feels better and better with each journey. Hardly any force, using the big chainring, cruising 15mph.

Such smooth ride quality as well, it’s like the BMW of bicycles. Certainly compared to my ancient steel Marlborough Mirage!