Source: Ride 19/01/2019
Well it’s a very cold day to be cycling but surprisingly enough there were a lot of us out today about 20 of us. Due to ice on the roads we decided not to go up knockhill which was fine by me, so todays ride was a reasonable one where I was able to keep up with the group
Source: Ride 13/01/2019
Brutal ride this morning, riding in 22 mph headwinds which was greater than yesterdays winds was just a nightmare. Really struggled today to keep up even from the back of the group, so glad to get back home but I was so tried I struggled to even get up the stairs to the shower.
Distance 46.76 mi | Time 2:47:48 | Speed 16.7 mph | Elevation 2,585 ft
Source: Ride 12/01/2019
Tough ride today, wind was strong which made cycling really difficult. Thankfully I was able to keep up most of the time but it cost me! My avg power for today was 186 watts on a normal day that should be around the 160 watts mark. I certainly felt it going up knock hill so much so I got a new FTP record for today but I’ve no got sore legs which doesn’t bode well for tomorrow as it’s supposed to be windier and an longer ride
The weather report for today said sunny spells with a temp of around 8 degrees so I dressed accordingly thinking I’ll be ok temp wise. The weather report was so wrong! It was misty all the way around today’s route and bloody cold. Just as well we were going fairly fast as I was cold to most of the time with the odd occasion where I was working hard and I got some warmth. Good job I wasn’t freezing my arse off as that would have ended the ride for me. Anyway today’s ride was the permanent fixed course of about 55 miles for me through Falkland, skipping out the nasty hill just after the cafe stop 56 miles clocked up at an avg speed of 17 mph, not bad for a shity day like today.
Well first ride of the year and given the large number that turned up today looks like a few new years resolutions have kicked in Today we actually went at a reasonable pace so much so I didn’t struggle at all today and was with the group all the way round, and didn’t even get dropped going up knock hill Should be interesting to see what happens tomorrow at the club has instigated a new Sunday route which means we will no longer pick a random route on the Sunday ride, it’s a fixed route going around Loch Leven of about 50 miles.