Trying to keep up the pressure on my legs after last weekends back to back ‘bigger-than-usual’ rides i took yesrerday off work to do nothing other than ride my bike. I had hoped to be out riding during the eclipse (i love that sort of ‘weird nature’ thing) and i was…sadly i didn’t notice it, which was a bit of a shame, but it was still nice to be out.
I set of at 5 past 9, managing to avoid the worst of the rush hour traffic and spent the next 8hoursÂ and 10 minutes spinningÂ over every hill i could find (i went for large amounts of climbing rather than out and out distance) enjoying the mild weather and sunshine.
Nature seemed to be out enjoying itself too; the sheep, cows and horses seemed to be more, erm, bouncy that normal, rabbits and hares were flying all about the place as were the grouse and pheasant. To top it off i even got to see a deer, which pranced off through the trees (scaring the life out of me as i didn’t really notice it until it moved) looking a whole lot like bambi’s mum.
Geeky Stats: 123.28miles, 16.0mph av. speed, 41.4mph max speed,
146bpm av heart rate,
7hrs 39mins riding time, 8hrs 11mins total time,
3ltrs High 5 4:1 energy drink & 1x 750ml bottleÂ coke drunk, 3x ‘geosource’ choccy bars & 1x packet of fruit pastelles eaten