very cold today, I left the ride as long as possible in the hope it would warm up a little, it didn't. I did the Feckenham loop with a twist. With thoughts of the tour of the black country coming up i thought it would be fun to ride the canal climb, which is fairly rough with mud and exposed stones and bricks. Not ideal for a road bike. I got clattered around on the rough surface but it was good to see how the bike handled and get used to the jolting. I certainly wasn't any quicker, in fact I'd have been quicker on the fat bike!