I didn’t fancy getting out of bed this morning, least of all to do a training ride when rain was a certainty. Anyhow, I did get up and to ‘celebrate’ yesterday’s ressurection of the cycloross bike I planned a route with a good mix of hills, tarmac and bridleways. Unfortunately the brakes were utter crap throughout the ride, that’s the last time I buy cheap pads.
I was at the foot of the ‘San Marino’ climb up Winter Hill when the rain finally arrived. I pressed on and continued to climb to the top of the hill, further and further into a cloud. No views from the top today then..! After a quick natter to a mountain biker who was crossing the stile at the top I continued down the other side of the hill (past the mast where the new fences have had holes cut in them!) into Horwich. By this time I was completely soaked but it wasn’t cold, just a bit squelchy.
Looks like the bad weather is set in for the rest of this week at least. It’s like 2008 all. over. again.
CXing in the week? How about doing The Rake if we are up in that neck of the woods?