I met up with Anna today for a ride out to Dunham Massey. It is a long time since we have done this ride, in fact a long time since we have rode together! Anna has set herself a challenge of riding 300miles this month so this should add to her total! Anyway we met at the velodrome at 10am, I timed it perfectly arriving at 2 minutes to, I was pleased with my average speed of 16.2mph on the way here as there were a few stretches with lots of traffic. Anna had told me that it would be a slow ride as her knee was a little sore so I thought it would be perfect for base training. Turns out she obviously doesn't know how much faster she got as we averaged 14.4mph (we used to do between 11.5mph and 12mph going out here!). But it was a great ride. Anna has a new way back taking in the fallowfield loop and it cuts out a lot of main road and going through the centre of manchester, a big improvement on the route and means I get to ride along talking more - hope the ears recover Anna! We split just before the velodrome as we were near Annas' flat and I headed home (managing to average 15.4mph without pushing too hard). I even remembered I had to stop and get mince for tea.
Usually on this ride we stop at Dunham massey for lunch but Anna has a new stop at the lavendar cafe, it was very cute with everything painted lavendar, but more importantly it had nice chocolate cake ;)
64.21miles @ 15mph
Average HR 129bpm
Highlighted section on the elevation graph is the part that I rode with Anna
Hope we can do it again soon Anna I had lots of fun!
Oh and unfortunately Jumbly was unable to ride yesterday, don't you hate when real life gets in the way of a challenge!