Not having much time to get on the net at present- and even less time for riding but the Wifes pool is usable and it is not the end of May yet. Still tons to do to finish it but the pool is filled- filtration is working and no leaks. Just have to get the Heater wired up for the Summer (We might get one this year) and do the decking but that can wait for a while.
A couple of weeks time and I have a ride to do. London to Brighton and it is run for the British Heart Foundation. It is a big ride. Only 54 miles and only two slopes that can be called hills. Even if I don't get much riding in over the next week or so- I will be able to do it without thinking- except for one thing and that is the other riders taking part. These will not be accomplished riders. That is where the big comes in. It is not the milage- nor the 10% average hill for 1 mile about 5 miles from the end. It is the size of the event. There will be 33,000 riders- most of whom will be trying to knock me off my bike.
And can you imagine trying to do this ride with any speed. The only ones that will are the early starters at 6am but the starts are staggered with 6 start gates and batches of 100 leaving every minute from each gate alternately. Should get everyone away by 11 am. We have a start time of 8am so plenty of time to admire the scenery and show off the 50+ jersey.
Attachments are of the start line- The top of the one hill on the route and the traffic jam after an accident that required the Air Ambulance to attend the injured.