Source: Ride 19/01/2019
Well it’s a very cold day to be cycling but surprisingly enough there were a lot of us out today about 20 of us. Due to ice on the roads we decided not to go up knockhill which was fine by me, so todays ride was a reasonable one where I was able to keep up with the group
Source: Ride 13/01/2019
Brutal ride this morning, riding in 22 mph headwinds which was greater than yesterdays winds was just a nightmare. Really struggled today to keep up even from the back of the group, so glad to get back home but I was so tried I struggled to even get up the stairs to the shower.
Distance 46.76 mi | Time 2:47:48 | Speed 16.7 mph | Elevation 2,585 ft
Source: Ride 12/01/2019
Tough ride today, wind was strong which made cycling really difficult. Thankfully I was able to keep up most of the time but it cost me! My avg power for today was 186 watts on a normal day that should be around the 160 watts mark. I certainly felt it going up knock hill so much so I got a new FTP record for today but I’ve no got sore legs which doesn’t bode well for tomorrow as it’s supposed to be windier and an longer ride
The weather report for today said sunny spells with a temp of around 8 degrees so I dressed accordingly thinking I’ll be ok temp wise. The weather report was so wrong! It was misty all the way around today’s route and bloody cold. Just as well we were going fairly fast as I was cold to most of the time with the odd occasion where I was working hard and I got some warmth. Good job I wasn’t freezing my arse off as that would have ended the ride for me. Anyway today’s ride was the permanent fixed course of about 55 miles for me through Falkland, skipping out the nasty hill just after the cafe stop 56 miles clocked up at an avg speed of 17 mph, not bad for a shity day like today.
Well first ride of the year and given the large number that turned up today looks like a few new years resolutions have kicked in Today we actually went at a reasonable pace so much so I didn’t struggle at all today and was with the group all the way round, and didn’t even get dropped going up knock hill Should be interesting to see what happens tomorrow at the club has instigated a new Sunday route which means we will no longer pick a random route on the Sunday ride, it’s a fixed route going around Loch Leven of about 50 miles.
So it’s out with the Sunday 18 mph crew today and it was a tough ride! We went over knock hill twice and up dunning hill once, only at an avg of 16 mph but that was enough to kill me. I managed to keep up with the group going up dunning hill but going over knock hill the second time I got dropped which I was expecting. The head wind didn’t help much even when I was at the back of the group, so it was a hard slog all the way around today.
Ride 26/12/2108 boxing day club ride
The club organised a little boxing day ride, I was quite surprised at how many turned up for it there were about 24 for us so we split into 2 groups with me joining the faster group. It was a pleasant days ride as the temps were quite mild for this time of year although a little windy in places. We did a loop around Loch Leven at a steady pace of 16 mph which suited me fine, not as mad as the usual Saturday 18 mph job
Having not ridden last weekend due to terrible weather, this mornings ride was a bit of a struggle to keep up. Got dropped going up knockhill and I never caught the group up again so I was on my own until I got home. Tomorrows ride is even harder since it’s a longer route so I’m skipping that and carrying on with the house decorating for now, want to try and get that finished before the end of the year.
Well it was a nice sunny day but stupidly freezing, in fact it was so bad one of the roads we cycled down we came upon another group of riders all lying across the road :-0 They had hit ice at speed and the entire group had gone down hard, must have been about 10 – 15 of them, I dare say there were a few cuts and bruises but I didn’t see anyone needing medical help. Suffice to say we all got off our bikes and walked the next 50 meters until we were sure we were past the worst of it. The rest of the day went fine and once the sun had got up high enough it thawed the roads out, but we stuck to the main roads after that. Since I hadn’t ridden yesterday I felt fine today and was able to keep up with the group and we weren’t hammering it speed wise so that helped me as well
Well the weather was semi decent this morning, yes there was rain but it was light so in the end it was a decent ride. Of course due to the bad forecast only 2 of us turned up today so we decided to do a loop to Stirling with no cafe stop to save time. Thankfully the pace was reasonable as doing 60 miles non stop would push me to my limits. Anyway made it home tired and friggin starving!