Once again I started work at a preposterous hour – working from home allows you to spring out of bed and start at 0530 if you wake up early and feel like it – so I was able to leave early with a view to getting a fondo in. I’m unlikely to be able to do one at the weekend now due to another commitment on Sunday, and dodgy weather on Saturday afternoon.
The wind was coming from the south so I did the regular southbound route. Once I again I didn’t bother going right down to Welford, I just turned back on the half fondo distance.
The headwind was a bit stiff on the way down, but I see I managed a few PRs (as usual, without trying to) on the way back.
The animals in the photo are, I believe, bulls rather than cows. One of them tried to mount one of the other ones while I was taking a wee. They all came right up to the fence. Last time I parked a bike against a fence next to some cows a few years ago one of them started to lick the saddle, so I withdrew the bike to a safe distance this time.
Stopped at the bench at Gilmorton for a quick snack on the way back, but didn’t use the village shop this time.
Listened to Cockney Rebel’s The Best Years Of Our Lives which I hadn’t played since I was 16. It really is a great record, just as I remembered. What a shame it took me the best part of 50 years to revisit it.
Also listened to an interview with Michael Palin on 5 Live. Michael is 80 now.
Back on 62.44. 628 this month and 4777 this year, so 6000 looks doable.
Six fondos this month! Pleased with that.