By user12625760 on May 31, 2009
Today was the 2009 South West Road Club's May Flyer. I vowed this year to not try and get on the wheel of a fast group early on as that enevitably leads to pain later in the day. I kept this up for about 30 miles which meant I was riding mostly solo but humming along nicely when a pair of faster riders caught me and I did catch their wheel until the halfway point. After that I was quite quickly dropped and so that allowed me to enjoy the headwind on the return journey.
I was at least pleased that the route goes through Peaslake thus avoiding Pitch Hill on the way home or at least it did last year. This year it did not! Taking us up Pitch Hill and then down around Peaslake along Lawbrook Lane which also has a sharp climb in it. All this when you still have Coombe Bottom to face.
Not sure how long it took me, but it was a long time, much longer than last year. I failed to zero my bike computer before the start and I have mislaid my GPS!
I was planning a slight detour for my 1000th blog entry but time has not allowed me to finish the entry before a normal cycling entry arrived. The detour may appear later.