Sunday, 4 April 2010

1000 Miles!

I passed 1000 miles for the year this week.  Not as much as I’d wanted, my target was 1250 for the quarter, to give me 5000 for the year.  But given the poor weather earlier in the year, its not bad.

The first part of the week was the normal riding to work.  Karl and Ian were away so there was no Thursday night ride.  It was a very windy week though.

Friday we went walking in the Lakes.  Managed to avoid the rain.

Yesterday we did a gentle loop out to Bonds on the tandem.  25 miles.  Then last night Karl rang to say they were going out to recce the route to Heysham today.  The wind this morning was horrendous, 25-30 mph off the sea from the north west.  Head or cross winds all the way.  Ian turned up on his new Inglis, a fantastic looking bike, curly lugs, olive green with cream lugs, beautiful.  We headed out via Nateby to avoid the Cockerham marshes section and get a bit of tail wind.  By the time we got to Cafe de Lune we were knackered.  Heysham would have been another 15 miles into the wind, so we stopped for lunch and reconsider our plans.  We rode down the Millennium path as far as Lancaster, then turned round.  Back in Conder Green we were faced with a dilemma.  Do we head back the way we came and into the wind, or via Scorton, much hillier and much longer but across the wind.  We decided on the Scorton route.  It was hard!  We eventually got to Treales after a couple of hours of contouring through the hills.  Then on the last descent into Kirkham, flat tyre!  we could have changed it, but we were only a mile from home so we walked.  Ian and Karl and Alison came back to see what was up, but we told them to press on.  58 miles for the day.  Jayne’s best mileage for years.  We are paying for it now.  I’m supposed to be mountain biking tomorrow. I don’t think I’m up to it.

Miles for the week - 127

Year to date - 1107



1 comment:

  1. that spec you see in the rear view mirror is me. Fading fast, I might add. I've been engrossed in school, but will be off for summer break in early May. Then watch out, I'll be piling up the mileage! Good job, Tim, and keep it up.