Different Route

And not likely to be a default one – forgot just how horrible it actually is to ride through the centre of town – it’s good for sharpening the reaction times, and helps me empathise with the poor benighted souls who have to commute to or through a city on a regular basis – but it really just serves to make me realise just how lucky I am to be able to pick and choose where I ride normally.

Route GPS track here – don’t follow it, it was shite – at least miles 17 – 20 were – 3 miles, 8 wince inducing unavoidable potholes, 6 suicidal pedestrians, 4 red-light shooting dickheads on bikes and 2 homicidal minicab drivers.   And this is at mid-day, not in the “rush hour” – christ only knows what it’d have been like at 8am!

Windy

Windy, but warm, and sunny – another spin around the local loop, slight variation at the end, but the roads were awful – potholes – sleeping policemen, housing estate “traffic calming” bollards and sundry road furniture.   Frankly it sucked goat balls.

rest of ride was good though, and i’m over 200 miles for the month :woot:

Ride report here