As I’ve stated before, ever since this season began I’ve been trying to catch up with Steve.
Till this afternoon, I was happy with my cycling this week – over 150 miles and finally gaining some form. Was very sure I’d have made a big dent in his lead when I went to his blog to check the score. Bugger! Seems like he did 100+ miles as well!
Hope the rain stays away, or mild, next week. Will try again … maybe he’ll slow down from all the heat in his part of the world.
I live on a small street off the high street (St. John’s Rd) in Clapham Junction.
Yesterday, on the way back from my evening ride in Richmond Park, I was surprised to see the roads were strangely empty in Wandsworth. I was hoping the trouble hadn’t started there. Realised it was even worse – rioters and looters on our high street and around my street.
Wasn’t even sure if I could stop outside my own door given the street was full of hoods. Didn’t want to be robbed of the new bike, it’s barely 2 weeks old!
Did get off and get inside the house safely. Probably they didn’t want to mess with a brown-skinned, sweaty fella with bulging eyes :) [crass racist mention]
Love the rain in LDN these days – it pours well, more like the monsoon back home than the dreary, fickly drizzle this city usually gets.
I love the sun – always have, but more so in LDN since I know I’ll soon be spending months in a row begging for a good sight of it.
The rain, accompanied by those loud thunderstorms and lightening, wrecked my plans for a century ride to Brighton today. Still, finding it really hard to diss it. In fact, wishing for some more… rather lots more… before a dry day tomorrow :)
Another ride to Cambridge, part of my weekly century ride plan. Unfortunately, caught every possible red light in London & Cambridge and thus missed out on 25kmph average speed. This despite a desperate effort where I averaged almost 32kmph for 20kms. Final average moving speed – 24.9 kmph.
2nd metric century within a week. Rode to Cambridge today, about 102.5 kms, and took the train back. Wonderful ride. No hills (unlike the Chilterns enroute to Oxford) and luckily, didn’t get any rain on me, though the roads were pretty wet in places.
Also, trying the Cannondale Synapse tomorrow. If I like how it rides, might buy it as soon as we’ve moved to the new place.
Watching Tour of California 2nd consecutive night (thanks ITV4!) and am happy to report that I share atleast one piece of equipment with the riders who ride at the very top levels. It’s the Garmin Edge 500 – I bought it because it’s cheap and full of features, they use it because it is light and full of features :)