the weather forecasts today are telling me that the high winds that are currently blasting outside are going to continue and get worse all night and into tomorrow. 60mph gusts are expected around here, so I’m rethinking my century ride strategy….I’ll probably get the mountain bike out and “stay low” and preferably off the roads. Next weekend will hopefully be more suitable. I know I should just toughen up, but hey ho. I’d rather avoid 60mph headwinds on the road bike if possible.
It looks like the “lucky few” racing this weekend at the Strathpuffer 24 are going to get battered by a full-on hurricane and blizzards. I wish I was there. honest.
EDIT: Another BBC stitch-up. No wind AT ALL this morning. I didn’t bother fixing the road bike yesterday as I was expecting trees to be falling over and stuff. Bah.
Youtube removed the audio from the Hit the North 1 vid, so how about this?
Early ride this morning, 5am start, usual road route, nothing unusual happened. Still feeling good (yay), felt fast, WAS fast 😉
I definately didn’t need overshoes, a jacket, long sleeve jersey and winter gloves though. It was a tropical 8 degrees!
The BB on the road bike is creaking like a bugger. I’ll have to sort that or it’ll drive me insane on Sunday. Thanks for the route advice on the previous post – I think I’m going to do the short Pendle Pedal route – this, plus the ride to and from the loop will give me about 110 hilly miles. If anyone wants to join in, I’m setting off at 5…
I really, really enjoyed last night’s ride. This is the last time I’ll mention being ill for what seemed like an eternity because I think it’s getting quite boring but last night was the first time in ages, certainly since I started to feel crap, that I was loving riding my bike. Surprising really, as the milder temperature has returned my usual route to the traditional winter quagmire.
Probably as a result of my optimistic mood I felt physically stronger than I have done in ages too. I even cleaned the steep climb past Roger’s flat up to the start of Trim The Bush*
It’s all good again.
Anyway – I’ve got a road century planned for Sunday but I’ve not decided on a route. I was thinking of going West towards the coast and making it mainly flat or heading North to Horton in Ribblesdale and back, taking in the Nick of Pendle on the way. Or perhaps East over the border into Yorkshire….or South to the Peak District and into Cheshire.
What would YOU do?
*it’s a longish story