Well it’s a bright sunny day but fuck me it’s cold -7 degrees was what my garmin was telling me I wasn’t expecting too many people to turn up today and sure enough only 3 of us actually rode today. With 4 layers on my core temp was fine but my toe’s got pretty damn cold and my fingers too but after riding for about an hour I started to warm up. By the time we got to the cafe stop my hands were fine but my toes were still cold Anyway we stayed in the cafe for longer than usual just to get warmed up and since it was mostly up hill on the return leg I was fine temperature wise until I got home again. It was even cold enough to freeze the water in my water bottle to a slushy state and one of the guys I was riding with his almost froze solid Tomorrow’s weather isn’t any warmer so I might need to add some anti freeze to my water bottle
Distance 50.22 mi | Time 3:16:08 | Speed 15.4 mph | Elevation 2,257 ft
Source: Ride 24/11/2019
Well it’s a far drier day and probably slightly warmer but only 4 of us turned up today which I was surprised at given today was the better weather day. It’s the usual Sunday bun run over Knockhill and down to Dollar and then back up to Dollarbeg and along to Muircot Cafe tor our coffee and cake stop. After refreshments it’s on to Coalsnaughton and Alloa and back through Clackmannan, Kincardine and along the coast road back to Dunfermline and home. 50 miles clocked up at and average speed of 15 mph, not a bad days ride
It’s a fairly mild day temp wise but it’s raining so suffice to say I got wet. It’s the usual bun run with about 10 of us, quite a lot given the weather I was expecting only a couple of us. It was a good ride never the less only marred by the fact my garmin didn’t stop when I did thus throwing out my avg speed >:-( Anyway I was glad to get back home and into a hot shower and some dry clothes.
It’s the usual Sunday bun run but it’s actually quite sunny today, which of course made for quite a cold day to start with but the roads were clear of ice at least. We skipped some of the back roads due to fears of ice but it was actually ok by the time we were heading home road condition wise so we took the usual back roads to Kincardine. Skipping some of the back roads did shave off a couple of miles otherwise I would have done 1 52 mile bike ride rather than 49 miles but speed was consistent with the Sunday run so I clocked up 15 mph.
Another cold start to this mornings bun run and with some ice on the road we decided to stick to the main roads rather than risk the untreated back roads. There was a good turn out today with about 12 of us but this meant a slightly slower ride than usual just making the 15 mph. This left me a little bit cold in my extremities, toes and fingers but did mean I had a far easier ride than last week!
Well it was another stupidly cold day where it barely got above freezing and I was doing the organised club ride today. I was a bit disappointing with the turn up, only 3 of us actually turned up This didn’t last long as one of the guys bailed at Kincardine which left me with the fast guy. Now I was expecting this to happen so I did come prepared but what I wasn’t expecting was to have an avg speed of 18.2 mph after 40 miles when we hit the cafe stop. I was pretty tired by this point and I haven’t seen my heart rate hit 200 bpm for quite some time which shows how hard that was for me. After the cafe stop I parted ways as there was no way I could continue that and get home. I took the shorter route home and saved 5 miles which doesn’t sound like a lot but it is when your knackered. So I clocked up 67 miles in 4 hours with an avg speed of 16.8 mph which was fast enough for me!
Well it was a cold day today only a few degrees above freezing, with some sunny spells around which didn’t warm you up at all. It was the usual bun run with only 7 of us today and given how cold it was I’m not surprised it was a bit slower, the last thing you want to do it get all hot a sweaty only to freeze your butt of when you stop. Anyway tomorrows ride is a club organised one ranging 62 miles so we’ll see how that goes.
Well it was definitely a wet day today, with rain showers off an on even with my wet gear on I still got a bit wet although thankfully not totally drenched. We changed the route a little bit today just to cut 5 miles off to get around a bit quicker due to the weather conditions but with a head wind on the homeward leg I still only managed to get an avg of 15 mph.
The weather forecast for today was supposed to be bad, constant rain but for whatever reason it was actually a nice day, mild, with some sunshine and no rain. I was expecting worse and went out with rain gear but ending getting to hot with it so had to take it off. Anyhow its the usual bun run but there was only 7 of us, I suspect the weather forecast had a lot to do with that. For those who turned up it was a great ride, I pretty much lead the whole way round Nothing too fast today a good pace to get me close to my 16 mph target, tomorrows forecast looks just a bleak but we shall see.