So it’s out with the Sunday 18 mph crew today and it was a tough ride! We went over knock hill twice and up dunning hill once, only at an avg of 16 mph but that was enough to kill me. I managed to keep up with the group going up dunning hill but going over knock hill the second time I got dropped which I was expecting. The head wind didn’t help much even when I was at the back of the group, so it was a hard slog all the way around today.
The club organised a little boxing day ride, I was quite surprised at how many turned up for it there were about 24 for us so we split into 2 groups with me joining the faster group. It was a pleasant days ride as the temps were quite mild for this time of year although a little windy in places. We did a loop around Loch Leven at a steady pace of 16 mph which suited me fine, not as mad as the usual Saturday 18 mph job
Having not ridden last weekend due to terrible weather, this mornings ride was a bit of a struggle to keep up. Got dropped going up knockhill and I never caught the group up again so I was on my own until I got home. Tomorrows ride is even harder since it’s a longer route so I’m skipping that and carrying on with the house decorating for now, want to try and get that finished before the end of the year.
Well it was a nice sunny day but stupidly freezing, in fact it was so bad one of the roads we cycled down we came upon another group of riders all lying across the road :-0 They had hit ice at speed and the entire group had gone down hard, must have been about 10 – 15 of them, I dare say there were a few cuts and bruises but I didn’t see anyone needing medical help. Suffice to say we all got off our bikes and walked the next 50 meters until we were sure we were past the worst of it. The rest of the day went fine and once the sun had got up high enough it thawed the roads out, but we stuck to the main roads after that. Since I hadn’t ridden yesterday I felt fine today and was able to keep up with the group and we weren’t hammering it speed wise so that helped me as well
Well the weather was semi decent this morning, yes there was rain but it was light so in the end it was a decent ride. Of course due to the bad forecast only 2 of us turned up today so we decided to do a loop to Stirling with no cafe stop to save time. Thankfully the pace was reasonable as doing 60 miles non stop would push me to my limits. Anyway made it home tired and friggin starving!
Saturday club run on a ok weather day, I actually managed to keep up with the group the entire route even over knock hill Not sure why, it felt like they were going at a sensible pace over the hill but looking at the stats this was the fastest climb I’ve ever done over the hill. Anyhow not complaining glad to have a good ride today as tomorrow looks to be a wash out weather wise