So its the first ride with the club since getting back from holiday and today there was only 2 of us. Considering the weather was on, a little windy but dry I was surprised there wasn’t more people out today. So given there was only 2 of us we went the usual Sunday route and stopped at the café for coffee and cake We did the usual 50 miles and an avg speed of 15 mph, we’ll see how things turn out next week when the local lockdowns relax.
So whilst down visiting my sister I decided to ride to Southend on Sea which I haven’t done in a good 35 years. It’s bit of a dull day and not particularly warm but it’s a flat route compared to the usual rides I do. 65 miles clocked up and a sedate speed of 15 mph
Today was a good weather day sunshine and little wind with no rain. So again it’s an easterly ride and again its around Loch Leven with 8 of us in the group today, thanks to the fine weather. A slightly different route than yesterdays but also a little shorter by 3 miles but I was faster than yesterday with an avg speed of over 16 mph.
Well with half of the central belt under lockdown we couldn’t ride west like we would normally do so it was a easterly route today. So basically we started up over Knockhill and then did a loop around Loch Leven with me splitting from the group at Kelty to finish over Hill of Beath and home.
Thankfully today was a better day, it was still raining when I left the house this morning but after about an hour it had stopped. Again there were 4 of us today so we could stop at the café for coffee and cake today In the last hour of the ride the sun had decided to come out so it turned into a pleasant day for cycling.
It’s a very veeeerrrry wet day! and even with my wet gear on I got soaked to the bone after 3 hours cycling in it. I was surprised that anyone else joined but today we had 4 of us So from the get go it poured it down and didn’t stop so we decided to stop at the cafe today since there was only 4 of us but we were all soaked by the time we got there. Coffee and scrambled egg roll were consumed which lead to 4 puddles under each of us ;-D but I’m not sure if it helped or hindered stopping cos starting up again was painful. I was wet and cold and the coffee hadn’t warmed me up and I was putting wet gear back on after we stopped. It took a good 30 mins of cycling to get a little heat in me so we decided to take the shortest route home, I was seriously glad to have a hot shower by the time I got back home. Not a particularly fast ride today but given the weather conditions I’m not surprised and because my vector pedal batteries were flat not much data to see either.