Well in stark contrast to last weekends weather today was wet and windy so it was on with the mud guards and wet gear. The usual route today but given the weather I wasn’t surprised to see only 4 of us turn up today. Tomorrow is the better weather day so I suspect there will be more riders tomorrow than today.
Well it was a good day to do 100 miles as the weather was perfect, hot sunny and little wind, well at least until we headed back to Dunfermline we were in a head wind then but it wasn’t a strong one. About 10 of us were on the slower group but I still managed to clock up 16.6 mph I haven’t gone that fast for a 100 miles in 2 years. Thankfully I still had my Nice legs which is why I wasn’t killed doing this ride, normally I would ride it at a slower 15 mph rate. I was still getting quite tired towards the end of the ride and the last 15 miles I took the lead of the group just so I could slow it down a bit so I would make it home in one piece, we were avg over 17 mph by the time we got to Aberfoyle for a cafe stop so I needed time to recharge a bit to get home. All in all a good days ride and an excellent time for 106 miles
Well it’s a great weather day no wind warn and sunny surprising for a bank holiday weekend Out on the usual ride with the club today, given the weather I wasn’t surprised to see a large group today but this thinned out towards the end with some people opting to not go up knockhill. Tomorrow is the clubs 100 miles ride and with the good weather forecast it should be a good ride
Well I’m back in the Scottish weather, wet and windy, it was back on with the mud guards and wet gear as today I would be riding in mostly rain and wind. Given the weather conditions I wasn’t surprised to find only 2 of us cycling today, I wish more people would at least take a chance on the weather because as it turned out after the cafe stop it started to dry up and stop raining with a few sunny spells by the time I got back to Dunfermline. There’s quite a stark contrast between the Sat ride and Sun ride in terms of the number of people willing to ride these days, any how 48 miles clocked up and I didn’t get totally drenched by the time I got home
Well its back to normality this week and back on the club Saturday bun run. The usual ride today but there were a lot more members today than normal which meant we were quite a large group. Weather wise it was dry but quite windy and not too cold but I still wore my wind stopper and glad that I did as the last 3 miles were in the pouring rain Of course I had no mud guards on which meant I was very wet by the time I got home with a wet bun but at least it was towards the end of the ride so I had a hot shower to look forward to
So I’m back home and it out with the club for my first ride back home. It’s a bit of a mixed bag day weather wise rain, sun and wind but over all it was mostly dry. The group decided to go a different way home this week by skipping our knockhill but I wanted to go up it so I went it alone so the usual 46 miles clocked up at an avg speed of 15 mph.
Well it’s the last day of my London to Nice bike ride and as usual it’s flown by Today was a tough day with a lot of climbing to do in the morning and thank God it was in the morning as trying to do that in the afternoon would be very hard. We had a 9% climb in the morning which only to 1100 odd meters but seemed to last for ever. Today was also going to be another 35 degree day so thankfully all of the climbing was done by lunch time. After lunch it would mostly be down hill to Nice and quite a spectacular decent it was lasting about 20 miles So it’s time to celebrate and then it’s back to normality Friday but I’m already planning next years ride
Another glorious days cycling in stunning scenery and some quite hot weather Although there was less climbing today it was a longer route, you can definitely tell you are getting close to the med it has that feeling with the surroundings that i’m cycling though. So tomorrow is our last day and from the route seems to be the hardest, there are 2 cat 2 and 2 cat 3 climbs all before lunch but then it’s all down hill into Nice so tomorrow should be an interesting day
It’s been another beautiful days worth of cycling, great weather and scenery. Today we had a few more climbs to do but the distance was shorter to compensate. The climbing today was a little tougher with the hot weather we are having so by the time I got to the hotel I was a sweaty mess and was very glad to have a shower We’re some 3000 feet high in the hotel right now so tomorrow will have some good descents before we climb again to I’m looking forward to tomorrow.
Another great days cycling, great weather and scenery and bagging 2 more Col’s, Col de Frene and Col de Leschaux. 86 miles clocked up and I’ve 3 days left seems to fly by even though we had a rest day yesterday in Geneva. We’re heading south towards Nice with great weather predicted and more stunning scenery, whats not to like
Well it’s been an excellent days worth of cycling, great weather, stunning scenery and some great hill climbs We were cycling over the Jura mountains down into Geneva and although not particularly high compared the Pyrenees I did last year just as stunning. The climb out from the hotel was a kick to the head 10% climbing for about 20 mins but after that it was a lot smoother Another rest day tomorrow before we start our final third leg onto Nice, again it’s going by so fast