Thanks to the garmin web site having a meltdown I’m only able to upload this now some 7 hours after completing it Anyhow today was a tough ride as the guys when out hard and fast from the off set which meant i was only able to stay in the group up to the cafe stop. After coffee it was a struggle for me to keep up so I decided to go at my own pace, I had gone hard yesterday and hadn’t had enough time to recover. So the last 10-15 miles we me going very slow which is why the avg was only 16 mph.
Well it’s a damp wet start this morning but thankfully the rain stopped after a while as I wasn’t packing any wet gear. It was a fast ride today but I did manage to keep up with the group but got dropped a little up knockhill but I wasn’t the last over so thats a win in my mind
After skipping yesterdays ride due to the dangerous weather today’s ride was ok with me. The route would be to Stirling and back via Saline and since the weather was fine, little winds, I was able to keep up with the group all the way round. So today I did 58 miles at an avg speed of 17.5 mph and I’m happy with that
Distance 47.58 mi | Time 2:48:18 | Speed 17.0 mph | Elevation 2,300 ft
Source: Ride 03/02/2019
So yesterday’s weather was atrocious -5 with about an inch of snow, I opted not to ride and I think it was the wise choice given that only 4 people turned up yesterday. Today was a slightly better day, zero degrees and some of the snow had been wiped away by traffic. Only 5 of us turned up today and we decided to do a loop around the forth which was fine with me as I know the route well and I know I can do it fast. So todays ride was a good ride for me, I was able to stay with the group and lead it some of the way. The only downside was the freezing rain/sleet we had to put up with from Falkirk to Linlithgow, where we stopped for a cafe break. By the time we finished out coffee the rain had stopped so it was a cold but dry ride back home