Back on 2 wheels

Today I decided it was about time I got back into cycling, and as I had to visit my mother-in-law and the weather is good I thought it would be an idea time to do so (and it’s about time I made a blog post other than pet arrivals/departures) 😉

I cycled the 13.05 miles in 1:15:37 of actual cycling, at an average speed of 10.35mph and a peak speed of 25.36mph (through a 20 zone – oops!).

My stamina is still OK because I arrived home without being out of breath, but my power is all shot to hell because hills are difficult. I had to drop to the low front gear just to get up Greenway Road!

Traffic lights are worse than ever. Out of 39 sets of normal lights I was stopped at 22 of them (yes I know it’s unusual to see a cyclist stop at traffic lights, but I value my life) and 3 sets of pedestrian lights.

I was pleasantly surprised, almost stunned, when a taxi stopped ahead of me before turning left to allow me to pass! There is hope for us all yet!

There are still idiots out there though, including the one driver who passed me before a narrows just to stop right in front of me because he couldn’t get through.

All in all a pleasant trip, and the free cyclometer I got from Kellogg’s is very well featured, if a bit bulky. I’ll see what the weather’s like tomorrow before doing it again though, I don’t fancy getting all wet in the process 😉

About Ponder

I'm a train driver from Cardiff, have been married a long time and have 4 wonderful kids... all grown up now! Warning: I tend to lose The Game a lot.
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