Trip down to the ferry was good. I’d planned the route to be much the same as last years but avoiding the byways.
On the way I rode about 5 or 6 miles through some nice country lanes with another cyclist Jacqui who asked if I was going far and was surprised when I said Paris. I think she was expecting somewhere a little closer. I’d explained that I’d ridden there once before and this time was looking to get there a little quicker.
Weather was fine although a bit cooler than expected and very windy in places. I set off from home, got about a mile and a half and realised I had not turned on the Garmin, so I went back and started again.
The trip down was very good with the last 15-20 miles being much hillier than I recalled. I arrived at my Aunt and Uncles in good time to have a quick shower and pop out with the family for a bite to eat before making the final trip to the ferry port, where I am writing this having a coffee and half a packet of Hob Knobs. I’d only eaten a large pizza just over an hour before.
This time tomorrow I should be in Paris 🙂
Route: 1 -Devizes to Portsmouth 2013
Ride Link: http://cyclemeter.com/9fb89c614db84b86/Cycle-20130527-1121?r=x
Started: 27 May 2013
Ride Time: 5:32:47
Distance: 80.06 miles
Average Speed: 14.44 mph
Fastest Speed: 35.34 mph
Ascent: 3098 feet
Descent: 3378 feet
Average Heart Rate: 120 bpm
Maximum Heart Rate: 160 bpm
Bike: Cannondale Bad Boy