Well it stopped raining today and out popped the sun which seemed a good enough excuse to get out for a ride before it started raining again.
I didn't have any route planned, just a rough idea in which direction to head. I really enjoyed myself, even though there were 17 mph headwinds. Funny, I had aches and pains from the London to Southend ride, but I was still really stiff when I started out. Good thing was though everything loosed up pretty quickly.
The best part was coming back along the long, straight, stretch along the sea front and having a car pull out in front of me – well no, that wasn't the best part. The best part was then drafting him at 30 mph and making eye contact in his rear view mirror when he checked it. I must have stayed there behind him for around two miles until he pulled in to park.
Distance: 28.6 miles
Time: 2 hours 4 mins
Average speed: 14 mph
The joy of cycling part 2
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