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Pics of my ride this morning (UK)

Old 11-04-06, 09:30 AM
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Pics of my ride this morning (UK)

I decided to take my camera out on my ride this morning.

The temperature when I left at 9am was hovering just above freezing so I had to dress very warmly. Thick woolen socks, undershirt, cycling top and my new Campagnolo long sleeved full-zipper jersey, full-fingered gortex gloves and full-length leg warmers under my cycling short. Also wore a skull cap under my helmet and over my ears. Its been clear skies for the last week or so, so no need to worry about rain gear.

The route I look was 70km and went to Hertford - north of London, and along a freeway for about 10km to Hatfield and then back home via Potter's Bar. I saw quite a few cyclists on my ride, but they were all going in the opposite direction. It's a relatively easy route with just a couple of minor hills and there was no wind today...nevertheless, I decided I might as well start my "base training", so took it easy. My average speed was just under 30kph (about 18mph).

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looks gorgeous there... great shots!
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Beautiful day, fantastic ride, thanks for the stoke!!
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Morning ride

Thanks for sharing your ride pics. That's an interesting road surface. Is it asphalt (blacktop)? We drive on the other side of the road in Pennsylvania. Your side would be a nice change.
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Looks like a nice ride.

Thanks for posting the pics.
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Originally Posted by cycler39
Thanks for sharing your ride pics. That's an interesting road surface. Is it asphalt (blacktop)? We drive on the other side of the road in Pennsylvania. Your side would be a nice change.
Not really sure, buts its mostly very bumpy with loads of pot-holes, cracks and crumbled edges to avoid. The freeway section is a bit smoother - just odd dead foxes and cats to bunny hop
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.What was the temperature? Judging from the gloves and the jacket I'm going to assume it was on the chilly side.
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very nice! you can take one hand off and take a pic while going 34 miles an hour? ( jk!!!)
good job
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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
very nice! you can take one hand off and take a pic while going 34 miles an hour? ( jk!!!)
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That's nothing, I can decent a twisting pass at 50 mph, no handed while eating a banana.

Oh and at Hask12 - it was 3C - around 35F - pretty chilly

...I'm a metric guy, apologies to the ways of old...
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...I'm a metric guy, apologies to the ways of old...
hey mate, in case you have forgotten, your compatriots still weigh themselves in stones.
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Wow! I live in Chicago. Now Im jealous Beautiful Scenery.
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Y'all drive on the wrong side of the road Nice shots looks like central Ohio in some of them
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Driving on the wrong side of the road at 34 miles per hour???!
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Originally Posted by ekimeno
That's nothing, I can decent a twisting pass at 50 mph, no handed while eating a banana.

Oh and at Hask12 - it was 3°C - around 35°F - pretty chilly

...I'm a metric guy, apologies to the ways of old...
banana..pfmh!
bet you can't do a slippery peach..poseur!
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