I seemed to have avoided the wind on the way up and it appeared quite calm at the cross but it soon found me on the slopes of Dunkery Beacon, in my face on the road up but thankfully I dodged it a bit as I went through Dunkery gate and made my way up the hill. It was cloudy but you could see for miles along the channel, I've taken the pic before so I kept on riding, even the sun popped out to make me even warmer, always a nice view though. The wind had been hiding and hit me on the descent, buffeting me as I made my way down and chilling me to the bone for good measure, the shoulder stood up to the task though and I even rode over the cattle grid at the bottom which I'd wimped out at last time out.
A quick spin through Bossington and Allerford and onto home, a few good stretches of flat stuff to get the big ring spinning, just over two hours, not too bad.
|Avg Speed:||10.7 mph|
|Elevation Gain:||2,237 ft|
Today's ride was five minutes quicker than the last time I rode, improvement ? you live in hope ;)