No cycling today. I took the day off work, mainly to mooch around the house and get a few bits and pieces done, but let me tell you about yesterday’s commute.
The morning ride in was busier than normal, but sometimes you get into the flow of things and become "one" with the traffic — does that make sense? — and everything comes together, you catch all the green lights, you don’t get stuck behind any big vehicles and others let you into their lane with a nod and a smile.
The journey home was equally rewarding. The highlight, though, was cycling the length of Kensington High Street with a group of fellow cyclists. We were all strangers, but all of equal ability (typically, I was the only female) and we journeyed together for about a mile-and-a-half as a "caravan", taking up an entire lane and watching out for each other — no undertaking, tailgating or cutting up — and boy, was it fun. We were travelling at the same speed as the motorised traffic and it felt good. I came home and told my Other Half it was just like cycling the Tour de France — but without the drugs or blood doping!
Round trip total distance: 12.64 miles | Ride time: 77min and 00sec | Average speed: 10.47mph | Top speed: 19.1mph