Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Temp was around 42f at the start and on the hill there was a bit of mist that made things dampish but when the sun appeared it all dried up fairly quickly. Petrol is around £1,35 per litre so around $10 per gallon--that is cheaper than it has been for a while. It was a good sized group and when I get fitter I shall be able to ride nearer the back of the group and progress forward. At present I start near the front when we regroup.and gradually go rearwards.
I'll be honest and that ride kicked me. Legs were OK but the lungs need a lot of improvement. Another month of Gym work (Joining today) and a few more of these rides and I might be able to stay with the slower riders. 6 months and I might be in front of the slower riders. No way will I be able to stay with those youngsters on the whole of the ride.
Some of you use Strava and this is my Son-in-Laws Strava of the ride. That peak at around 9 miles is not that steep and that is where the Video started. It had me puffing like a steam train though. The ride was only 15 miles but with riding to and from the ride we got in 26 miles so a sensible ride with some (Felt like a lot) effort put in and Coffee and Pie was had on the way home.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.