I had plans today that I would get out early for my long road ride of the week. Instead I struggled to get out of bed at all after not sleeping well. So plans changed and I went out at lunchtime. I planned a 20mile route of mapmyride loaded it onto the garmin setting the virtual partner to 13mph and headed out. The orute was hilly, but hey that's my local roads - I worked out that if I did it 5 times I would have climbed 3000m in 100miles - and some of them were very slippy. I was climbing out of the saddle at one point and I had to sit down quickly when my rear wheel started slipping! As I was climbing out of Belmont I saw a helicopter parked in the car park of san marino, someone with more money than me was obviously there for lunch! The only thing I'll change with the route was the descent off scout road as it was slippy today, as a night ride it would be scary, but I could continue to chorley old road and come home from there. I even took a pic of the garmin to show I had rode for over an hour!
20.78 miles @ 14.5mph (I was working quite hard the whole way round so pleased with this average)
Average HR 146bpm