An east side commute this morning. 20 miles around the lanes via Wythall, Solihull, Sparkbrook and finally Smethwick.
Started: 26 Apr 2010 05:31:23
Ride Time: 1:14:10
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 20.45 miles
Average: 15.69 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 38.43 miles/hr
Climb: 367 feet
It was entirely without incident apart from being squeezed by a WVM overtaking me when there wasn’t really room for him to do so. But that’s pedalling!
The weather is a bit tricky to dress for now as well, I had my Hi Vis T shirt on with my Hi Vis waterproof jacket on too. Full fingered gloves, my cycling tights over my cycling shorts and waterproof socks as it had been raining. I was a tad leaky when I got to Smethwick. It’ll be just T Shirt and shorts on the way home methinks.
Physically the ride went ok, I’m sat here feeling not too beaten up, it was enjoyable being out in the countryside first thing as usual and I got here ok. It didn’t feel like I was going that fast though. It felt like a steady pedal in which is fine. Time on the bike is what counts I think.
I did have my helmet cam on, so if there’s any footage worth posting I’ll do that later.
As promised. Sound off though if I were you. Check out about 4 mins 30 sec in for the WVM dodgy overtake.
The last game of our U17s went fantastically well yesterday with a hard fought 22 – 10 win over Old Edwardians. The BBQ and little soiree afterwards went swimmimgly well. Even though it started to rain a bit. The lads were well up for the game and this showed on the score board. It should have been 22 – 0 but the ref gave a sympathy try to Old Eds when clearly their player had been tackled in to touch before he scored and we let in a soft interception try right at the death with the game already won and the lads thinking about the bar.
Their final team photo below.