Horrible weather this last couple of days, with a cold, foggy gloom clinging to the East Midlands. But conditions had brightened sufficiently this afternoon to contemplate a bike ride after work. The sun even came out for a few brief moments.
A very light wind coming from the south. I wanted to do 30 or so so I decided to do a Twycrosser. Went out through Heather for a change; I’d normally go over Alton Hill and Packington, but to do that I’d have had to join a queue of Yummy Mummies in their 4x4s taking their kids home from the school along the lane. Bad timing.
I didn’t see a single ‘nother cyclist over the whole ride and certainly the conditions weren’t ideal for it, especially after dark. Very cold out there. But I’d wrapped up warm and I quite enjoyed it although my feet and fingers were starting to freeze over the last ten miles.
I did the detour to Orton from Twycross.
The rear light on my Tricross was a bit dim. It’s only just had new batteries so I think it must be discharging them while switched off, for some reason. Will hang onto it for a few days and if it runs the batteries down I’ll bin it. Fortunately I had a spare with me today.
Fun ride out apart from the usual wankers in oncoming vehicles with full beam on. Back on 28.14 miles.
That’ll be it for November. 393 done this month.