What a difference a (sunny) day makes!
Praise be, as it were, to The Lord, for today has seen the continuation of the sunny and spring-like weather that started at the weekend. And, as if to celebrate this fact, I bestrode my trusty, water-extruded road bike and did what I was meant to do – rode!
So, the vital stats first. 27.5 miles, average speed 17.9 mph – a new record.
I did a route that took in a reasonable section of Mid-Suffolk, with a couple of half decent ascents mixed in with the flat. I have to admit, thus being my first ride for almost 2 weeks, that my legs were beginning to feel a bit tired by the last few miles. But it was a good run and the countryside is starting to wake up at last!
Still suffering from a bit of a problem with the spd pedals, in terms of nerves when I have to stop. I am going to see how I get on now I’m (hopefully) going to be riding more frequently, and if it continues I might consider getting some lightweight ones with toeclips, and removing the cleats from my shoes.