Another very cold stupidly bright sunny day, it barely got above freezing this morning but I wanted to get another ride before the end of the year So for 2019 I’ve clocked up 5637 miles over 105 activities and staggeringly I’ve managed to climb up 293684 feet of elevation which seems a bit mad to me. I would never have guessed at doing that amount of climbing but I suppose that’s what I get for living in a hilly country
Another very mild day today, warmer than yesterday around 8-9 degrees so much so that even though I wasn’t riding particularly hard I was getting quit sweaty. 6 of us on the bun run today thankfully the usual cafe stop was open today so no detour. We actually spent quite some time in the cafe stop where I had cake and coffee for no particular reason just did. This did have the affect of making me not get home until after 14:00 so it’s a very late lunch for me. 50 miles clocked up at an avg speed of 15 mph which means this year I’ve clocked up just over 5600 miles
For Dec today’s temps were high in my opinion around 7-8 degrees which meant that I was quite warm on today’s ride, surprising given I was freezing on the boxing days ride :-? Anyway I was glad of this as we weren’t riding particularly fast, my overall avg speed barely made 15 mph. We also did the wrecking crews bun run route today as our usual cafe stop was closed today which made today’s ride a little bit longer than the norm
So I was out with the club today on their annual boxing day ride, about 20 people turned up so we split into 2 groups. The ride was a cut down version of the Sunday ride skipping out Dollar and the cafe stop. A slightly slower ride today than yesterday and the weather wasn’t as good but still worth doing to keep the bloat at bay
What a glorious day to go cycling it’s bright and sunny and not too cold about 1 degree or so with very little wind around. I decided to cycle my Kirkcaldy loop which I haven’t done a while. It’s short enough to get around in a couple of hours, to get back home for lunch but challenging enough to give me a little workout I extended it by 5 miles, usually it’s only 25 mile long but it was such a nice day I wanted a slightly longer run. So I clocked up 33 miles with an avg speed of 15 mph. I’ll be cycling with the club tomorrow on their usual boxing days ride so this will keep me in good stead for that
Bit of an interesting ride today, started out raining so I wasn’t expecting many to turn up if anyone but eventually there were four of us to start the ride. Unfortunately one of the guys got a puncture about 3 miles out so our first stop was to fix that. Then about 100 meter from the top of knockhill the same guy who got the puncture had his tire explode which was quite shocking cos it was bloody loud! Unfortunately Graeme;s tyre had a split in it and the inner tube was bulging out of it. We managed to patch his tyre up enough for him to get down the hill and back to his car. So three of us continued on thankfully it had stopped raining by this point and it’s a mild day so we were able to get the full ride done without any more dramas
It’s the Saturday bun run and today there were 7 of us, it’s actually quite a nice day, a bit dark to start with this morning but it soon brightened up with bright sunny spells and quite mild for December. A good ride today nothing too hard but a steady pace of 15 mph.
So today was better than yesterday, yesterday was a bit wild so I didn’t ride but today was fine albeit cold with some sunny spells. Although we did have to put up with some snow over knockhill once off the hill it was fine. 50 miles clocked up but a bit on the slow side at 13 mph
Bit of a dull day a little damp but no rain thankfully that was scheduled for the afternoon and quite a mild day for winter. The usual bun run today with a slightly different ending that had us doing a little off roading on a road bike Of course by the time I got home the bike was a muddy mess so that required cleaning before I took in in but other than that a pleasant days ride.
Well it was lonesome me on his todd yesterday as no one else turned up but given the weather that’s not surprising. It was actually warmer yesterday only -5 to Sat’s -6 but still icy so I stuck to the roads again. I decided to do a shorter ride and not do a cafe stop which meant I would be back home in time for lunch and not in the cold for so long but 2 hours was still long enough to start to freeze up my water bottles Thankfully my extremities weren’t frozen this time around but they still got cold so I was glad of the hot shower when I got home. 30 miles clocked up at an avg speed of 15 mph and let’s hope it’s not quite as cold next week.