Well its Ride It event time again and this year Evans Cycles have done away with the MTB on Saturday for another Sportive, booo. Since it’s the same route for both Sat and Sun I’m just doing the Sat run. It’s a new route this year over some serious shity roads where I could have done with my mountain bike, to the point I actually got a puncture first time in the 4 years I’ve been doing this event. Anyway some of the route I was familiar with as they were trodden paths I’ve used before when cycling and as per usual Evans save the worst till last, going up Duke Pass, the STEEP! way, which is a 15% hill climb with switch backs. This hill is tough at the best of times but bloody brutal when you’re tired, but I made it and the last of the ride is by Loch Venachar which is an undulating road, so every little undulation just hurts. Knackered by the time I got to the end but happy to have completed it. There’s a new Evens ride in Lanark in June so that will be my next event
Well I did ride last week but because I had only just got my new garmin then I didn’t know how to use it and lost my ride data Anyhow this week was a lot more successful, so its a slightly dull day with a bit of wind and some rain but not enough to worry about. Did a loop around Dunferline, nothing too drastic, and back to Falkirk. I’ve got the Evan Cycles Ride It next weekend so looking forward to that.