Ride 1 of my Rapha challenge was wet and miserable. I cycled just over 60k on my single-speed road bike. The average temperature was about 2C, so I didn't stop to take any pictures. A GPX track of my route is presented below.
|Ride 1 Rapha Challenge - a single-speed Xmas Eve jolly, 61k|
|Lunar the elf, Christmas 2013|
Back on the bike on Friday. Decided I would take the single-speed out for a blast before my wife woke up. Didn't quite work - SJ shouted a request from the bedroom that I didn't go, just before I reached the front door. The wind was howling like crazy. I assured SJ the weather wasn't too bad and cycled in some strong winds. The winds were blowing at about 25mph (which was nothing compared to the 80mph gusts reported on the news over recent days). This was a tough ride and to top that I was feeling out of sorts and was sporting an unsightly cold sore. Ugh! Was too windy to take any pictures. I cycled about 68k and my GPX track is presented below.
|Ride 2 Rapha Challenge - Windy Single Speed Menace, 68k|
|SJ, Lunar and Doo at Raphael's Cafe|
|Ride 3 Rapha Challenge - Rapha Raphael Route, 71k|
|Ride 5 Rapha Challenge - Rapha Ride with Ron, 53k|