Had a busy weekend really, Southport, Liverpool etc…..seeing friends and family.
Got up and out on my bike yesterday morning at 9am, had every intention of putting about 40-50 miles in on my own. The weather conditions were bloody awful, lashing rain and very strong winds. Going up Harrisend Fell, I hit the bottom ring and was pedalling like hell but getting nowhere, the wind was coming at my from off the tops and it was all I could do to keep myself upright. Got to the top, stopped, had a drink and some licqouice, my heart rate was 189 ( the highest its ever been on the bike – the av for the ride was 135 ). That was at the 10 mile point, I decided to just put it down to experience and head back. I think I wore my brakes out on the descent, that was scary !!
Any ways statistics:
20.1 miles 1:29:00 13.1 mph Av speed max speed 38.3 mph
Av Hr 135 1179 cals burned
Hopefully better rides to come, think if I hadn’t been on my own I probably would have gone further.