Saturday, 29 October 2011

the 3K ride

cafe afloat by rOcKeTdOgUk
cafe afloat, a photo by rOcKeTdOgUk on Flickr.

i did a very pedally ride today, 40 miles and i think out of that only a total of 2 actually freewheeling, no real hills to speak of but pedalling that much on tacky off road terrain takes it's toll. a headwind to the turn around point certainly didn't help either. i had packed a slice of lemon madeira as a treat, but that had gone by mile 20, so i was down to a fake mini Mars bar for the last 20...or so i thought! but to my delight Charlotte had slipped another piece in while i was getting changed, what an awesome surprise! it certainly eased the legs on the last few miles,here's to unexpected cake!
the cafe afloat is fab, tea in a proper pot and a great selection of cakes, which i would have indulged in but i was against the clock as i didn't have proper lights with me. the overcast and slightly drizzly weather meant that it was getting dark around 16:30. the return leg was with a tail wind though so i made good time and got home before it was dangerously dark. with today's mileage my total has surpassed 3000 miles :-)
ride 125
40 miles
total 2071
commute 949
total+commute 3020

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