Friday, 8 May 2009

Thursday 7th May Ride

So we did a different route tonight - heading around Millbrook. Four of us made it out from the Albion and we headed over towards Millbrook round by the church and into the village. Just before the proving ground we turned left with what seemed to be never-ending rain. Along the back of the proving ground we came along by the 45 deg slopes and up the steep gravel hill one at a time. All but myself made it as I didn't have the balance (I may go back and try it on Sunday!). We continued to track the edge of the proving ground ending up at another very steep hill which none of us made it up. Not quite sure what happened but I couldn't unclip and started rolling backwards into Dave who had to abandon his bike! Sorry Dave!

We then headed down towards the A507 before heading right into steppingly woods and going the opposite way to which we usually do popping out by staples and then heading back to Ampthill, over Coopers Hill, down Station Lane ending in the Engine.

Stats were:
Elapsed time: 1hr 14mins (includes stops)
Distance: 8.5 miles
Avg Speed: 6.8mph
Max Speed: 26.4 mph

Have put the route on the map below although I think the GPS had some issues in Steppingly Wood as not sure we did the straght line it suggests!,-0.4947569966316223&q=

As for the weekend I will be starting from 8 in the usual place on Saturday if anyone wants to join me (I believe Fuz is and possibly Blox). Will prob go out on Sunday too but will post when I decided a time!


Blox said...

I won't be out as I still haven't picked up my bike from work as yet.

Out Monday at 7pm outside the Albion.

fuz said...

Lazy bstard Blox,
I will see you at 8:00 Rob!