So today was supposed to be the 100 miles club ride to Dunkeld but unfortunately we were riding with the wrecking crew which meant that I got dropped after about 20 miles. I didn’t know where the group was going to stop for a cafe break and I didn’t know the route since I’ve never been that way and I didn’t have the route on my garmin. So once I hit Crieff I decided to go my own way and given the terrible weather (strong winds and rain) I didn’t fancy my changes of doing the ride on my own. So I headed back down to Auchterarder and back over the Ochils heading for home. I still managed to clock up 75 miles so I’ll live with that and maybe on a better day I’ll do the ride on my own.
Given that I’m doing the 100 miles club run tomorrow I was looking to do todays ride at a easy pace which is basically what I did. Although towards the end of the ride we decided to go up Saline rather then knockhill so I did hammer it a bit up that but other than that it was an easy days ride.
Despite yesterdays longer ride and me still feeling that a little this morning I was expecting a slightly easier today but that wasn’t to be the case. There were only 8 of us today and it seemed to be only the fast ones left, even though this is the slower group. I managed to clock up an avg speed of 16.8 mph which is close to wrecking crew speed, much to my surprise given yesterdays ride. So I was glad that today’s ride was only 50 odd miles as going any further than that would be very difficult. But it was a nice day with warm temperatures and sunny skies so I was grateful for that.
It’s actually a nice day for a cycle, little wind, some sunny spell, a little overcast and a pleasant temperature. So rather than doing the usual bun run I decided to go with some of the other members who were doing a longer loop around the Forth. This worked out fine with me as I was planning to go to my Uncles which was on the way. Although I wasn’t riding particularly hard my legs were sore towards the end of the ride like I had been cycling hard. My avg speed was only 15.7 mph, and sure there were some hills in the mix but nothing I haven’t done before since I was familiar with the route we were taking. Anyway 73 miles clocked up and we’ll see how I fair on tomorrows ride
Today was the Gand Fondo Scotland ride in Stirling, the first time this ride has been run here. We would be riding in and around the Trossachs today and up over duke’s pass the hard way rather than the north side which is the easier approach. Todays ride would be about 75 miles starting at 07:00 which meant getting up a silly o’clock just to get to the start I would be riding the route with one of the other club members so I had company around todays ride rather than doing on myself. I didn’t think the ride was that hard, it could have been much harder but over all a good ride only marred by the absolute down pour towards the last couple of miles. I wasn’t expecting rain, there was no forecast for it so I had no wet gear what so ever which meant I got wet but I was close to the finish by this time so I wasn’t too bothered with it. I averaged just under 16 mph but I wasn’t going hard as I was riding with another rider so I got the finish in one piece feeling fine, all in all a good days ride
A reasonable day today, dry but overcast with a little wind. Out with the 09:00 crew today and I wasn’t looking to go too hard today since I’m doing the grand fondo scotland tomorrow but I still managed to do a 15.7 mph avg speed.
It’s a pleasant enough day today, sunny spells with some windy patches here and there. Out with the 10:00 crew doing the usual route over Knockhill and along to dollar and up to muircot for a cafe stop. Then back home via Kincardine and the coastal road to Dunfermline. I stopped at home for lunch but wanted to do a longer ride so after lunch a did a loop to Kirkcaldy and back bumping the mileage up to 75 miles. We weren’t going particularly fast today so my avg speed was only 15 mph today.
Well it was forecast to rain today and it did but not before I got home Out with the 09:00 crew this morning doing the usual Sat bun run, pace was good for me 16 mph avg to the cafe stop but of course going via knock hill lowers my avg but I’m still happy with 15.8 mph. Tomorrows a better weather day so I’m looking to do a longer ride then.
On a wet and windy day I decided to go with the 09:00 wrecking crew as I didn’t think anyone would turn up for the 10:00 ride. Given the rain I was dressed accordingly but despite the weather forecast it didn’t rain for most of the ride only a few spots here and there much to my surprise. Even on the 09:00 there were only 3 of us and the decision was made not to stop for a cafe stop, just as well I was packing a lot of energy gels. I was able to keep up with the other riders the whole way round but it did cost me 6 energy gels and ironically enough todays ride wasn’t any faster than yesterday. Anyway by the time I got back home I was still a sweaty mess as today was quite warm but I’m not wrecked so I’ll live with that
Well it’s a reasonable weather day, overcast but mild with no rain, so I was out with the 09:00 crew doing the usual route and speed or so I thought. At the cafe stop the decision was made to extend the ride around Loch Leven which was fine with me I wasn’t pushing it today so going a few extra miles wasn’t an issue. So after lunch we pressed on to Dollar and up and over Milnathort and around Loch Leven. Thing were going fine until about 5 miles from home I ran over something hard and punctured my back tyre but given how close I was to home I didn’t really care, fixed the puncture in 5 mins and 15 minutes later I was home again