Thursday, 2 February 2012
Fastest time yet on the Pentland winter 24 mile loop.
Conditions were nearly perfect for our 24 mile Pentland loop last night with the ground brick hard with the frost and no wind, which was a first for about 6 weeks, during which time we've had to face the climb to the Howe and beyond in the teeth of howling gales! Four of us last night, Dougie, Roger, Neil and myself, the only difficulty being ice here and there attempting to catch the unwary! When we'd finished the Garmin showed a riding time of 2 hours 16 minutes, 13 minutes better than our previous fastest time and with the average temperature at -4 centigrade it'll be interesting to see what time we can do it in the summer (if it comes this year) in suitable conditions. Oh, and I managed to get the compulsary punture yet again!