Wednesday 22 July 2009

Wednesday 22nd July

I had a good ride this morning. It wasn’t raining and it wasn’t windy. It was actually a nice sunny morning. Door to door from Waterloo to the office took me 25:24.8 and I was cycling for only 24:31. I wasn’t trying particularly hard either.

On the way back I cycled to Croydon instead of Wimbledon. On the map it said that this was 14 miles so I didn’t think it would be too much harder. The reason I was cycling to Croydon was to pick my car up that had been serviced. I had to get there by 17:45 and I only left Canary Wharf at 16:25.

I made it just in time – not helped by the fact that I got lost on the way. I didn’t even stop for a walk to give my backside a rest – I am feeling a little sore now though.

Coming back from Croydon I had to put the bike in the back of the car. This was actually really easy. I did have to take the front wheel off but that was easy enough.

Now my car is far more dear to me than my bike (we’ve done 13,000 in it over 5 months – and that’s just driving it at the weekends) but driving back from Croydon I think I would have preferred my bike. The traffic was terrible and it would have been much easier cycling. I never drive in London and that’s why.

Just one more day at work this week. We’re off to Germany on Friday so tomorrow will be the last cycling this week.

O: HRav:136 kCal:313 D:5.1 Av:12.5 Max:28.6 T:24:31.1
R: HRav:146 kCal:1161 D:15.2 Av:11.8 Max:24.7 T:1:18:6.4

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