Well another beautiful sunny day and for my sins I cycled to Dundee and back not realising the distance involved. I was expecting it to be about 100 miles but because I took a different route then the usual one it increased the distance to 114 miles. Last weeks Ochils loop was 84 miles so this was a big jump up in distance more than I would normally do. I would normally jump in 10 miles increments each weeks but this was 20, but I survived and not much worse for wear. Anyway the leg out to Dundee was against a headwind which was hard work but on the return journey I had a nice tail wind so it made the trip back easier and just as well as I was getting very tired. And thanks to that tail wind I got my 15 mph average speed which was good
Another fine day to be cycling so today I did my full Ochils Loop, slightly altered since the police had close one of the roads to Auchterarder, God knows why theres nothing on that particular road. Anyhow I had a target of 15mph and I made that so I got a decent mileage and time although I’m quite tired now.
Source: Ride 17/05/2018
Another beautify day in Scotland so I did a quick ride to Culross and back to work up an appetite.
Ride 14/05/2018 PerthGarmin Connect
Well it was a lovely day today so I decided to ride to Perth. Wasn’t in any particular rush so I took my time and enjoyed the day. Stopped at Perth for lunch and then headed back home. Stupid Garmin froze on me again but this time it didn’t loss all my data only a little bit so I probably clocked up a little over 75 miles today.
Distance 40.75 mi | Time 2:21:38 | Speed 17.3 mph | Elevation 1,247 ft
Source: Ride 12/05/2018
It’s a nice sunny day and not too much wind around so I decided to do a sprint around the Forth. A good speed a time set not my best, thats been 2:09:09 but I’m only 12 mins out so can’t complain. Next weeks weather is supposed to be good as well so hopefully I can get some more cycling done in preparation for this years charity ride in the Pyrenees.
It’s probably been a good 3 years since I’ve been up here but it’s a nice day and since my road bike is in for repairs all I had left was the mountain bike. I’ve always done this going clockwise around the hill but this time I went anticlockwise, and it was nice to see its a bit easier this way. Going clockwise there are some very steep sections that I cannot cycle up and have to push my bike up. It was a bit windy at the summit so I only stopped to take some pictures and headed back down again. There was a small landside going back down so I’m glad I went anticlockwise as it get a little bit dangerous so I had to walk down this bit as the landslide had diverted the stream onto the track and made it muddy and wet, but once past it I was back on the bike, so all in all a good days ride.
Well todays ride was supposed to be 70 miles but stupid me forgot to take his water bottles so I had to ride back home to pick them up, thankfully I noticed fairly quickly so only an extra 5 miles was accumulated. It was a nice day with a bit of wind about so I decided to do a loop around Balerno. Unfortunately once I hit Belerno it was all headwind uphill for a little over 15 miles which took its toll on me but once I was heading North again I had an easier time. A little over 76 miles knocked out on what would be a nice ride to do without the head wind.
It’s a reasonable day weather wise so decided to ride to the new house, stop their for lunch and pick up the mail. I then heading on to Kirkcalty and cycled back home via the coastal route. A longer ride that I had planned, was only going for around 55 miles but not too bad a ride, good distance and speed.
Well it’s that time of year again and on with Ride It Callander 2018. I hadn’t ridden for 2 weeks and that was stupid and I paid the price for it, I was knackered by the time I got to the end of the course and cramping up on the ride didn’t help either >:-( Anyway the weather was fine so thank god for that, Evans did this ride a couple of years ago so I knew what to expect, ironically going up Duke’s Pass wasn’t the issue the last hill at the end 5 miles was the killer for me but another one bits the dust and onto July’s Lanark ride. I even got a medal for doing this ride, I didn’t know this was the 10th anniversary of these rides
It was a mixed bag weather day with some rain, wind and sunshine but nothing to drastic in either element. I wanted to do some hill training so headed for Aberfolye and Duke Pass. I rode up Dukes Pass a couple of time before lunch and then twice over it to Loch Achray after lunch. Not very far distance wise but a decent amount of elevation and not totally knackering myself out in the process