Well today was a far better ride as I sustained no punctures We were doing the club 100km ride to Falkirk and again the weather was about the same as yesterday, sunny but a bit cold the only difference was we had head wind all the way to Falkirk which made life going an bit hard. We stopped at the milk bar for food and then returned home thankfully with a tail wind this time but overall it was a slower ride than yesterday with me only avg 14 mph thanks to that headwind.
Well it was quite the fuck up today… It started with being a sunny day but a damn cold one and after about 15 miles I hit a pot hole that blew out both my tyres >:-( I had a single inner tube so someone gave me a spare but as usual the inner tubes they gave me where the ones with the valve with the core that when you unscrew lets all the air out. Of course my screw on pump unscrewes these cores every time I try to pump up the tyre which is why I hate them. Luckily one of the other riders has a push on pump so I was able to carry on. Unfortunately for me 5 miles from home I hit another pot hole an blew out my tyre again I had to fix my previous tyre with a patch to get me home. Suffice to say it was a long slow day today.
I wasn’t riding yesterday as I was fixing my uncle’s computer in the morning and at the cinema in the afternoon so todays ride was the only one this week, besides yesterdays weather was rubbish. Thankfully today was a far better day albeit a bit on the cold side but clear and sunny. There were 8 of us today so it was a good size group and a good pace, we clocked up 50 miles at 16 mph and I’m happy with that. Winter is a coming so the rides are getting a bit colder now and I’ll need to think about using my thermals again soon.
Well it started out as a reasonable day weather wise but didn’t end up as it. It was dry and sunny when I left to start the ride and we were fine until about 5 miles out from home when the heavens opened up. I didn’t have any wet gear with me but I was in winter riding gear so I was afforded some protection but not enough to keep me dry. Thankfully 5 miles from I wasn’t too bothered but some of the other riders had opted to go in cycling shorts and summer wear so they got a bit wet
Well it’s back the Sat bun run after doing the Falkirk Gran Fondo last week and today it was dull but not too cold and little wind which made for a pleasant ride today. Tomorrows weather is horrendous so I won’t be cycling tomorrow