Re: Cycle ride today quite pleased Michael L
Posted by Allan Campbell on November 4, 2021, 8:35:54, in reply to "Re: Cycle ride today quite pleased"
Thanks Michael. After getting home We had lunch then down for a kip. |
Ann complained that I was snoring very loud and I was out for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
A sleep is part of my way of recovering the only problem is that the quick 10 mins of the 70’s and 80’s is now 30 mins.
My problem is that my bike riding is always pushing it, sort of No Pain No Gain. Taking in the views when out on the bike is now gone as Ann no longer rides.
The main problem is my left leg where I had a hip replacement some years ago. The opn. means that some muscles don’t work as well as they should. This causes difficulty in walking as need about 30 mins walk before everything get going.
The beauty of being out on the bike is you switch off everything to concentrate on riding. Like, can I get up this hill without a quick stop. What is the best line to take going down this hill. Or when getting to about one mile from home the last downhill, is anything coming up it as the best ( fastest ) line is in the centre of the road at a left hand bend due to the lack of chippings there. At that point I will be traveling at 25 to 32 mph ( shhhh 37 mph has been known)
One of the best local rides for me is going the length of Menwith Hill Road then up to Greenhow above Pateley Bridge.
Almost ridge riding. 10 miles up 10 miles down. You can see for 25 miles plus up there. Very fast run back down, it would be easy to push it too far and loose control.
Just love being up on the “Tops” best being the Boarder Ridge at Windy Gayle between Alwinton and Kirk Yetholm.
Enough from me.