I would like to join, but it's too early for me (need to do my morning pray first)..
The earliest i can leave is 5.15 which takes 45 minutes to Meeting Place 1 So unless you guys can adjust the timing then i had to skip this ride..
Unfortunately, I’ve got family stuff in the morning to do when I get home so can’t really do later without being shorter. We can figure out a 6pm or so meetup point along a route for next week I guess. That might be one option.
Well, that was a shock to the system. The power of @thooms grows, and it was great to see @wexford and his new bike return from winter hibernation. I felt ok on the first hill with 2 minute @405W but then the terrible discount chocobread i had last night started threatening to rise up.... hngh!
So happy I forced myself up this morning. It was a wonderful spin. I knew early on I was in trouble as my partners in crime were just riding away from me on the hills. Ignoring that and concentrating on the new bike was a real pleasure though. The bike is more agile than my previous one and seems to descend confidently. It also feels more like the power is going to the road which can't be bad. Seems fast enough on the flat too. Now I just have to burn though the extra flab I am carrying and get the power to weight ratio back up a bit so I can at least challenge on some of the hills.
@thooms snapped this photo just before we headed off from spot 2. Looks nice right? Why aren't you there too
@sean-e and @thooms - just rechecked the forecast again and it seems to have changed somewhat. It is now showing rain early morning. I'll check again later, but I'll probably just stay in if the roads are wet. Will decide later.
It was a chilly one out there this morning with a particularly cold wind. I had no gloves on and @thooms headunit was showing 3 degrees. I was quite happy to be wearing a Rapha top that had some front pockets that I could slip my hands into now and again - particularly after the descents. We missed @sean-e and his crazy bottom of the hill launches, but did the best we could to make up for it. We had a few standing sprints and some good climbs as always. I'm trying to rediscover fitness... It's in here somewhere - maybe underneath the extra fat I am carrying around. Gotta lose that. Working at home is not helping.