|Date||Miles||Time||Type||Avg Speed (MPH)||Link|
|Thu, 27th Jan 2011||52||3:36:14||Road||14.5||Garmin|
|Sun, 30th Jan 2011||52||3:16:54||Road||15.9||Garmin|
Thursday was the first opportunity for a ride, this week. I had a day off work so decided to do a long one. It was a very cold morning; Only about 2°C. I took it nice and easy and tried to stay within zone 3, which I managed most of the time, on the flat. Apart from the cold, there was a chilling North Easterly wind which made the return from Birling Gap very difficult and slow, due to the exposed nature of Beachy Head and Eastbourne Seafront. Although the last time I did this ride back on the 11th August 2010, I did it in 2:45:00 (50 mins quicker than today), I am still happy with today’s ride.
Sunday, the weather was no different to Thursday’s so decided to do the same ride. The only difference is that I took the Fondriest instead of the Trek, which is obviously much lighter with aero wheels. I did today’s ride 20 minutes quicker. Whether this can be totally attributed to the different bike is doubtful. I’d like to think that it’s a combination of the bike and my increased fitness. One thing’s for sure, it was bloody cold!