Wednesday 22 July 2009

Tuesday 21st July

Today my luck finally ran out and I had to cycle in the rain for the first time.

It wasn’t actually that bad. My Gore Tex jacket kept me really dry (apart from the sweat) and warm and I didn’t actually get as hot as I thought I would wearing it.

I had a good cycle in despite the rain. At one point that rain was blowing into my eyes which wasn’t very pleasant but it didn’t last too long. It was raining the whole way and when I got to work my shorts were pretty much see through (don’t worry, I had boxers on). I was also pretty mucky from all the dirt that gets thrown up from the road.

I followed another cyclist on a slightly better route this morning. At London Bridge instead of struggling past all the busses up the very narrow hill there is another route that is much quieter.

The ride back was pretty good as well and I made good time. It didn’t feel windy and I felt good. I didn’t stop for a little walk at Clapham Common and my backside still felt ok when I got home. I also didn’t feel too tired at the end of the ride.

My cycle computer went a bit funny on the way back so the return figures are a bit fudged. I worked out the average speed. The ride time is probably a bit longer than it actually was as well.

O: HRav:132 kCal:314 D:5.0 Av:12.1 Max:20.6 T:25:12.7
R: HRav:143 kCal:897 D:12.1 Av:11.5 Max:25.5 T:1:03.02

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