Now the wind gusts have calmed down, it’s time to get back in the saddle once again

IMG01614-20111209-1308After two days cooped up inside, hiding from the wind, I braved the cold for a quick cycle early this afternoon.

The sky was a brilliant blue, and while there was a definite nip in the air, the wind was much calmer than it has been all week. Mind you it was hard work riding in some of the more exposed locations, with chill winds making the going very, very slow. I'm not complaining though — at this time of year I'm just grateful it's not grey and raining.

I ventured to my usual haunt — Richmond Park — and pottered around the roads and the Tamsin trail, trying different routes and directions, until I'd clocked up about 5 miles of cycling before heading back home.

I did think about having a coffee and a muffin at the little caravan I occasionally stop at, but I was kind of in the "zone" when I was nearby so changed my mind — you've got to make the most of new-found energy levels while you can!

I can safely say I've got my cycling mojo back after a period of slackness — I certainly felt I was back up to speed today. It only took a couple of regular rides for me to regain my fitness — not that I really lost it, but you know what I mean.

Total distance: 15.31miles (24.63km) | Ride time: 1hr, 31min and 49sec | Average speed: 10.4mph | Top speed: 21.4mph

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