Back on the bike
By user12625760 on Oct 14, 2007
I've had two weeks off the bike and had to put up a US engineer telling me how wonderful a Bike Friday is when travelling allowing him to take his bike all around the world. I can see his point. However:
I would need to travel more to make it worth while (ie I can't afford another bike at the moment).
I'm still limited to 3 bikes by She who must be obeyed (although if the bike is in a suit case then it is not really a bike).
So that is not an option for at least a few
years. Perhaps a travelling bag for the Brompton.
Back to todays ride. I felt fat and unfit as I rode down the road and on turning onto the main road to Molesey I could see a rider ½ a mile down the road so went in pursuit. This allowed me to show that I am unfit and I only caught him as we entered Molesey making up the ½ mile in 2 miles so perhaps not that unfit after all.
We went off to Newdigate to meet one of our number who was marshalling the Redmon cycling club's Gentlemans Grand Prix (a two up time trial where one rider must be over 40 and follow the younger rider). We went over Coombe bottom and headed for Horsham where we got lost but eventually found the road to Rusper and then to Newdigate. Breakfast at Henfold Lakes then a “fast”, well not that fast (as I am unfit after all) run back to Molesey so the Marshal could be home by 12:30.
68 miles Average speed 16.25 mph