Nothing super serious ... but I needed to get from short 5-10km rides up to distances closer to the 42km I'm aiming to cycle.
My first longer ride was with some of the cyclist from work. One thing I learned on the ride was that it's really difficult to keep up with three road bikes on a hybrid. Especially when after having barely cycled anywhere in six months.
Richmond Park - May 2013
|Cycling to, and round, Richmond Park|
Once the road bikes hit the amazing roads in Richmond Park it was impossible for me to keep up. I didn't have the legs, or the gears.
I didn't mind seeing them disappear off into the distance as they were really good at waiting for me to catch up at sensible points round the park.
The guys kept talking about this tough, short uphill stretch. About 5-10 minutes into the park I was cycling up Sawyer's Hill thinking they were right, it's a tough one.
|Cycling home after a|
Thankfully I was rewarded with a long downhill section to recover from the climb. After that we completed our lap of the park and headed back out of the park ... stopping off near the Wetland Centre for a well earned pint or two.
Afterwards I took a somewhat inefficient route back home.
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