The weather forecast is awful for this week. Today, the westerly winds are really strong and blustery. It also looked like rain. I decided to take the Trek out today and go around Beachy Head, taking the camera with me, as the photo opportunity would be quite good at Burling Gap and Beachy Head.
Start of another week with a ride to Bewl Water and back (to Eastbourne) under beautiful blue skies. It was a nice ride but needed a couple of gels along the way to help with energy. Continue reading →
The weather just keeps improving at the moment. Maybe, I shouldn’t talk too soon. With very slight SE winds, this morning, I decided to go out and do the Rye ride again. It was really nice to have a bike that doesn’t creak any more, after changing the pedals to an old set. Obviously, the bearing are on their way out. Continue reading →
Monday started off as a bit of a miserable day and didn’t really improve at all, with rain in the afternoon. At least the wind had stopped. I just did an hour on the turbo in the garage. Continue reading →
Monday brought quite strong winds again, from the SW. For a change of scenery, and because of those winds, I decided to do the Beachy Head route in a clockwise direction, getting rid of the headwind early. After just a few miles, I realised that I really didn’t have that much energy. Thinking back, it’s was all down to the lack of carbs from the meals of the 2 previous days. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →