The weather didn’t want to make its mind up this morning as I set off on my final training ride prior to the start next week. There were 16 riders out which I guess counts as a peloton? A 40 mile loop with relatively little climbing was the order of the day.
I was running my bike on my new Shimano RS-80’s and Scwalbe Durano Plus tyres. It’s hard to tell whether they are having an effect as I’m told it’s most noticeable going up steep hills. So I guess I should find out next week! What I would say is that the tyres absorb some of the road chatter better than my Bontrager Hard Cases – or Boneshaker Hard Cases as they shall now be known.
Cafe stop at the Lavender cafe came at about the 30 mile point.
A relatively unremarkable ride back from the cafe (apart from one of the guys getting a puncture a mile away from the end after a particularly nasty pothole!).
And that’s it. 20 weeks of training completed. I’ll post later or tomorrow with a summary of my training but for now the stats from today’s ride – 43 miles, 2 hrs 36m @ 16.5mph average. Total energy – 1557kcals.