|My bike lent against some moss covered tank traps, or maybe they are just bollards to stop vehicles driving in the woods.|
So here dear reader is a post, titled with today's date.
Matt has been away this week so for today it was just me. I choose a route we hadn't cycled for years. We use to cycle to a cafe, have breakfast and then ride home. But it is a longish route and the food stop means a late return home. So we have avoided it. There is also a steep, long climb, which might also have something to do with it.
The Enterdent near Godstone is the hill in question. It was a lot longer than I remember. But a worthy challenge. Bested with only a little heavy breathing. I didn't make it to the cafe though. I ran out of time due to a late start. When my meandering journey came close to home I gave up on the cafe and headed towards my house.
This meant I had to travel along Whitehill Lane. It's one of my nemesis hills. It comprises three climbs. Each one a little steeper than its predecessor. The last 20 yards of the third one is very steep. It's the last climb when I cycle to Brighton and back. So it always causes a sense of dread when I know it's close.
Below is the cyclemeter readout. Not sure how I managed to climb more than I descended and still end up back home.
|A route with some big climbs|
Cycling with Matt tomorrow, wonder where we will go.