Due to the very high winds today I decided I would spin instead, no chance of me being blown off my bike that way. Went for the 50 miles today, was trying to get it under 3 hours but missed that target by 2 mins It’s hard work cycling in one place with a constant pace and power, at least when you’re on the road you get peaks and troughs in power which means you get to recover a bit but not cycling at a constant rate. Anyway maybe next time, for now 50 miles at 16 mph avg, really need to get that to 17 mph to get under 3 hours…
With the easing of lockdown club rides are back on so today was my first ride back with the club and it was nice to be back in a group again. 8 of us today doing the usual Saturday Bun Run to Clackmannan and back home over Knockhill. I added a little 10 miles on the end just to make it to my usual 50 miles and due to shite weather tomorrow I won’t be cycling tomorrow.
Sunny but very cold day not helped by the strong wind making it colder Did the normal bun run route today with a little extra tagged on the end to make it up to 50 miles. Strong headwind at the beginning of the ride slowed me down but once on the homeward leg it sped me up so it averaged out in the end with 15 mph avg speed.
The plan today was to ride to Kilsyth and back there by clocking up 60 plus miles which was my target for today. Even though it was a better weather day it was still cold when I started riding this morning. Headed across the Kincardine bridge and through Falkirk and Bonnybridge on my way to Kilsyth. I decided to head back a slightly different way and headed up to Dullatur, I forgot how steep that climb was which was a real kick in the pants. It’s and 7% avg climb but some bits are over 12% which had me in first gear. Thankfully its a nice ride down hill to Castlecary and paralleling the canal back to Bonnybridge and Falkirk. Back home the same way I came down once I crossed Kincardine bridge. 65 miles clocked up at an avg speed of 15 mph
It’s back on the road this week and a reasonable nice spring day, bar for the wind The usual anti clockwise loop meant I would be head wind for the first half of the ride. I was doing the Sunday bun run today as I will be doing a longer ride tomorrow, it’s a better weather day tomorrow and I want to increase my distance. For today I was looking to do 50 miles so I changed up the normal route a bit to bump up the mileage. I was also going a bit harder today to get my speed up a bit so my avg speed today was 16 mph which I’m happy with given the wind on the first half of the ride. I won’t be that fast tomorrow but I should still be around the 15 mph mark
Another day on the turbo, another 2 hours in the saddle and 35 miles clocked up. Back to normality next week
On call this weekend so I couldn’t go anywhere so it was onto the turbo trainer. The plan here was to maintain 200 watts for whatever distance I felt like. I’m not a fan of spinning it’s quite boring so 2 and a half hours was long enough for me.
Slightly better weather than yesterday, not quite so bloody cold, but still with a little wind. So out the blocks I was into the wind which made riding a bit chilly, I had 1 less layer on today. I did the usual Sunday bun run with some little detours to get me my 50 miles. Once past Alloa I had a tail wind so the ride home was ok, about the same as yesterday performance wise, bring on the warm weather I’m getting tired of riding in the cold!
A bright but bitterly cold day, so I decided to stick to the usual Sat Bun Run with a few extra bits to get me to the 50 mile mark.
I’ve been neglecting the hills of late so I decided to do the usual Sunday bun run which would mean going up knockhill today. It’s a dull day but light winds meant it wasn’t too bad. Also since I wanted to do 50 miles today I had to tag on a little section to Mossmorran to get the 50. Still a bit tired from yesterday, I could feel it in my legs, so today I wasn’t going to hammer it and kept the avg speed of 15 mph.
It’s a bit of a dull day with a few spots of rain but thankfully low wind speeds and given I wanted to do 60 miles today I had a good opportunity to do so. I kept the route flat and headed for Stirling via the Kincardine bridge. I was head wind for this stage but this was ok and i Kept to a steady 15 mph as to not knacker myself. Once in Stirling I could ride the A91 all the way to Milnathort with a tail wind but I would have to also ride up from Dollar to Muckhart to get back onto level ground again but once up I floored it. I managed to keep a steady 21 mph to Milnathort. Once there I slowed down again as I was pretty tired at this point now reaching the 50 miles mark so the last 10 miles home were back to my avg 15 mph. 63 miles clocked up today (100 km if you prefer) so I’m happy with that
Well today was a better day weather wise, sunny but still windy but thankfully a northerly wind which meant that on my east west route I wouldn’t have to contend with a headwind for 20 miles Did a kind of reverse Sunday bun run ride but skipped out knockhill and went via Saline instead. No faster than yesterdays ride but I still managed to do 50 miles so I’ll take that.