Sunday Apr 27, 2008

Devils punch bowl

Today I had preempted the decision on where to go by emailing the BBT to say I was going to the Devils Punch Bowl so that I could be sure to get some proper miles in. Six riders were at Molesey for the start with two agreeing they were not going to do the whole ride.

As I have mentioned before I love this ride. The route out is not spectacular or at least not until after Tongham, but from then on as you climb to the Devils Punch bowl it is great. Then the ride home is wonderful. The short stretch along the A3 is a bit of a pain but once the road narrows as long as you claim the lane is not bad at all.

From then on though the route is great. Even the rain and the puncture I picked up in Albury could not dampen my enthusiasm.

My speedometer claims 78.69 miles and 17.33mph average. Top speed was 40.6mph, not sure when that happened!

Sunday Feb 04, 2007

73 miles in February!

Apparently we are doing summer mileages during the winter this year. Must be global warming. Today we went to the Devils Punch bowl which was a 73 mile run. 73 miles in February!!! An absolutely fabulous ride out through the cold clear morning. There was just the hint of ice on the road and the taste of salt in the air. Excellent breakfast at the National Trust Cafe.

The return run was interrupted by punctures and was slower due to this and some tired legs. So I was late home.

I planned to fall asleep watching Wales play Ireland in the Six Nations however this was simply not possible. I think that may have been the most enjoyable game of rugby I have ever seen as a neutral.

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