OK, so forget the last blog – perhaps today was the last DV ride of 2013…
This morning (Sunday), Brett, Graham, Nigel and I were joined by Mark for his inaugural Dittons Velo ride.
And what a DV ride it turned out to be. 55miles according to Garmin/Ascent (which Mark’s stats seem to agree with), or 58mi according to Strava which seems to think I rode 10 laps of Costa Coffee in Cranleigh. I swear I didn’t – I was focused on my cappuccino and flapjack.
What a superb day it was for a ride anyway. A little icy at first especially on Hogden Lane that should have been a joy to ride with its silky smooth tarmac; and it was also a bit precarious descending Whitedown when the sun was so bright and too low we couldn’t see what the road surface was like.
But all in all it was a great route (thanks Brett) – even if we did go tackle the Guildford one-way system.
Really enjoyed having Mark join us and hope he’ll be a regular part of our Saturday and/or Sunday rides. With his Cycle2Africa he’s not afraid of the miles / hours on the bike.
Kudos again to Simon for his toasti toes suggestion: my toes were getting a bit icy half way round, I attached one of these to my socks and enjoyed lovely warm toes all the way home. Was very happy with a Christmas present of Seal Skinz lobster gloves too (a bit too warm by the end of the ride, but perfect for anything around 0degC).
Plus the usual Strava view – with the extra laps of Costa: