K-N-A-C-K-E-R-E-D! The first 40 miles was with a 12 mph head behind me but of course the second i turned around to head back home I was screwed. 40 miles with a 12 mph in my face. Bad idea to ride in that, I was forced to use my emergency energy rations which I have never had to do in the 2 and a half years that I’ve been riding just to get me home and I nearly didn’t make it. I’m going to pay a hefty price for this one
Stupid weather day! it didn’t know whether to piss all over me or cook me. 53 miles clocked up in 4 hours but i got hit with a 2.5 hour penalty on top of that just cos the weather was a moron. On with the wet gear off with the wet gear, on with the wet gear off with the wet gear FFS! That and the 13 mph head wind pounding the rain into my face like some suicidal sand blaster and they call this fucking summer! [Rant over] Would have ridden further but got sick of the weather, roll on next week as the forecast is a bit better.
Did a short sight seeing ride around some of the nearby sights. So started at the new Helix site (still under construction) next to the Canal where The Kelpies sculpture will sit once it’s complete, go to www.thehelix.co.uk for more info on that. Then onto Blackness Castle and over to Hopetoun House and whilst riding back home I stopped at the House of the Binns and Linlithgow Palace whilst riding through Linlithgow. It was a nice sunny day so didn’t ride far or fast
Excellent day for cycling, bright, sunny and hot, well at least until about 19:00 when it went all dark and started to rain a bit Anyhow 3.5 litres of water used and 108 miles clocked up by cycling from Falkirk to St Andrews and returning via Largo, Kirkcaldy and Dumfermline, all in all a good days cycling and I managed to do it without killing myself although I am tried now :yawn:
Decided to ride to Kinross and Loch Leven, since I have never been there and was curious to see the place. I also wanted to ride up to Knockhill Racing Curcuit, as although I have raced there I’ve never actually ridden there. So I basically did a double loop, first to Kinross and second to Knockhill. Knocked up 92 miles but riding against the bloody prevailing easterly wind is just real pain in the arse, or in this case pain in the legs, very tired know.