07 November 2008
13.1 miles 1:03
I can't believe it's finally Friday. I've worked seven days on the trot, ran in on five of those and had 2 rather late nights. Life is certainly getting in the way of bike riding at the moment!
Today's pedal very nearly didn't happen. After work I went straight to the climbing wall to meet Gareth. Two and half hours later I could barely turn the steering wheel on the car and we have power steering! When I got home the first thing Jane said was "you want me to make you go out on your bike, don't you?" She knows me so well!!
I was aloud out as long as I wore a vis. vest and had extra lights and was to be no longer than 1:10. I have to say that this has probably been one of my favourite rides so far. The roads were clear, the moon was bright and I had the night to myself. Going 33mph in the dark on skinny wheels was the most exhilarating downhill I've done in a long time.
We're off to Wales tomorrow for more life/family stuff. I was hoping that I'd fit in a trip to Cwm Carn but it's looking unlikely. Will probably take the road bike instead.