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