75095 total / 334 in 2019

Fitness and Fun. GV Tour, Shrops Highland and Wild Wales Challenges. Some nice long rides I hope.

26x25 rode: At last the wind and ...

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  • 52 miles
  • 03:56 time
  • 13.2 pace
  • 2520 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
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Trumpet 52 mi 03:56 13.2mph pace

At last the wind and rain have ceased. Even better the sun was shining. It was time to grab some miles for the first time this week. The lanes were wet as I headed around the northern end of the Hills. The trees have lost all their leaves now after that weather. They stand stark and majestic waiting for Spring. After Munsley some hedge cutting was going on. I picked a thorn up in each tyre and foolishly removed the one in the front tyre. At Trumpet it was flat. With new tube installed I rode the southerly tack along the eastern flanks of The Marcles. Roadworks at Much Marcle brought me to a stop briefly and another stop was required at Bromsberrow Heath when a very smelly (exhaust fumes) truck was reversing out into the road. Now it was just the run back through the lanes with dry patches beginning to appear in places for home. I'd had enough so when CTC John B came the other way on Hook Bank I could only wave and say "Hi". Home meant a sarnie as I'd got quite hungry. Now to fix that thorny rear tyre.

  • Hazel R.
    Hazel R.

    We need a proper cold snap to prime those trees for Spring, 26 - I think that we used to call it winter? Whatever, it may have been blustery and rainy this week, but not cold as yet - one frost here, I think so far. I'm glad of the temperate weather on the track, of course, but on the cusp of December, we need more appropriate weather than the 9deg we ran in yesterday evening in shorts and tee.

    about 1 month ago Like1 person

  • David G.
    David G.

    Definitely sounds like you worked up an appetite! Well done 26!

    about 1 month ago Like1 person

  • Steve S.
    Steve S.

    Ahh, the real curse of rain, is the debris that puntures our rubber. Hopefully some nice days ahead for you.

    about 1 month ago Like1 person

  • Diane V.
    Diane V.

    Sorry about the thorns, but nice ride!

    about 1 month ago Like1 person

  • Shelly A.
    Shelly A.

    Bummer on the flat.

    about 1 month ago Like