I didn’t go out until about 5:40 as it was a rather warm day.
I decided to not pick a route but to just make something up as I went along using the ever faithful “oooh, that looks pretty down there” method of route finding.
I headed off towards Wattlefield and then turned for Spooner Row and went straight on at the Boars and headed for Wymondham College school. From there I headed back towards Wymondham on the B1172, the old London Road but soon turned left towards Morley St Botolph & Wicklewood.
There was a horrible hill there, it went upwards! If it had been going downwards it wouldn’t have been horrible at all. I had a van behind me but as there were no passing places, I kept on riding. I was not about to climb up a small bank covered in stinging nettles for anyone. He parped his horn a couple of times but as I had nowhere to go there was not much that I could do. I went into a passing place as soon as one appeared and he roared past me.
I then headed down Green Lane to Kimberley, and out on to the B1108 Watton Road and headed right along there and then got off that road as soon as I could. I skirted Coston and then headed to Barnham Broom and then back over the B1108 and to Carleton Forehoe. I’ve not been down there for ages, probably a year. I turned left on the Barnham Broom Road and headed back to Wymondham but then hooked left onto Youngmans Lane and onto Wramplingham Road and finally onto the Melton Road where I went left towards Melton but turned off for Hethersett and from there headed towards home.
At the Ayton Road roundabout I decided that I needed to do another 4 miles so headed off towards Hethel but turned right long before the Lotus factory and went over the railway bridge and whipped through Silfield before heading home.
Tonight’s ride was 30.56 miles in 2:06:00 averaging 14.5 mph. I hit the 15 mile mark in an hour so must have had a much slower second half. It was warm out. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Knackered now. Kenn has gone for ice-cream and wine. Not necessarily in that order. My legs ache. My back was hurting on this ride. I’ve been thinking about having a bike fit for a while now. I think that as my back was aching and my shoulder was making it’s presence felt tonight, that I’ll book it on Monday.
1034.59 miles this year so far
30.53 today with 501 feet of climbing.