This was the first morning when I ditched my Hi Vis jacket and cycling tights and pedalled in to work in my shorts and T shirt (ok with my Helly Hansen base layer underneath) and took a chance with fingerless mitts too. My fingers were a tad cold for the start of the ride but even though it was cold enough to see my breath they were ok.
Last nights pedal was a fabulously sunny one, I did the Frankley Beeches route home and it passed without incident. Although it did feel particularly slow due to a nagging headwind.
Started: 26 Apr 2010 15:04:36
Ride Time: 44:52
Stopped Time: 0:12
Distance: 11.55 miles
Average: 13.72 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 32.07 miles/hr
Climb: 535 feet
I'll post a vid later if it's worth seeing.
Edit: Dunno if it's worth it but here it is anyway, the pedal over Frankley Beeches last night.
Following the Phase 2 plan religiously meant a 12 miler in today. This time I went over the Waseley's and through Bartley Green via Bearwood to Smethwick. A fantastic sunrise accompanied me and I don't remember seeing another vehicle until I got to the Bartley Green Road. I had the lanes all to my self. I got in to work ok and am typing this feeling fine.
Started: 27 Apr 2010 05:25:56
Ride Time: 40:20
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 11.91 miles
Average: 15.39 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 34.66 miles/hr
Climb: 102 feet
Again I had the Muvi Helmet Cam on and I will stick some footage up if anything is worth seeing. I'm hoping the sunrise has come out ok.
Check out 3 mins 10 secs in, I get a fast left hander totally wrong, lucky it was early O'Clock otherwise I might not be here to tell the tale!
Just a thought to finish. I must be getting used to the road bike now, the reason I'm saying this is that when I'm pedalling along it doesn't feel as fast as when I first had it. My stats say different as do my ride times, it must be my perception. Interesting one that.