Well after yesterdays piss take rain today was a much better day, not as hot but it was sunny and dry, unfortunately the wind from yesterday was still around. Decided to do a loop around the Campsie Fells and then through Stirling onto Dollar and then back home over the Kinkardine bridge. Knocked out 78 miles in 4 hours 40 mins which given the wind is pretty good going for me, I even manages to get 70 miles done in 4 hours but slowed down after that as I was knackered
Bit of a dull wet day so decided to do a quick ride rather than a long one. Did a loop to Glasgow and back knocking up 45 miles, didn’t have my booties on so I got cold wet feet by the time I got home anyway here’s hoping for better weather next week.
Since the weather was better today I decided to ride today rather than Saturday, although I still had to contend with a bloody headwind on the return leg of the ride. So I decided to do an extended ‘Around the Forth’ loop to bump the mileage up from 40 miles to 50 miles and ride it as fast as I can. This was fine with the tail wind to the Forth Road Bridge but a nightmare after that on the way back to Falkirk. This was also compounded with me riding the hilly part of the ride at the end of the ride into the headwind, but saying that I didn’t do too bad I still managed to get an average 16 mph for the ride in total so I’m happy with that
Well it was a nice sunny but unfortunately it was also a windy day, blowing towards Glasgow. I decided to do my Full Ochils loop today which under normal circumstances would be a long ride but today it was a tough one with the headwind. I had headwind on the first leg out and the last leg back home. Going out wasn’t too bad as I had fresh legs but coming home was hard work on tired legs. The wind threw my speed out the window, down to 14 mph today, I’ve done this ride at 16 mph in the past. Anyway 82 miles knocked out and at least I didn’t get burnt