Cold, Dry and Sunny

I awoke to see soaking wet roads and a light frost on the Car and all my big ideas of getting out on the Bicycle for an 80 mile spin evaporated. A leisurely Breakfast came and went, multiple cups of Tea came and went and finally as forecasted the Morning dried up and a hint of Sunshine broke through. I finally shook off my lethargy and got some Winter layers on.

Rolling away from the House on dry roads was a real novelty such has been the long cold, wet spell of Weather from Autumn right through. I took the Greenway along to East Link then on to the road through Dundonald and back on to the Greenway at Millmount and all the way in to Comber.

Leaving Comber on the Ballydrain road passing Castle Espie I decided to test the Legs on the long drag up in to Lisbane, the pull of gravity never makes this easy for me but I kept the effort up and set a new personal best time which was more than a little surprising given how few Miles I have managed to clock up this year so far.

Through Lisbane and a right turn in to the Lisbarnett road and keeping the pace up along Moss road I was soon in to Ballygowan. Briefly up the Saintfield road then in to the Ravara road navigating along the rolling Lisdoonan road to Carryduff.

Then the fast descent down the Saintfield road and Ormeau road back to Belfast and a sunny Lagan but I didn’t stop long as the Wind still had a Wintery chill. A short spin home via Victoria Park saw me clock up just over 30 miles in total, there will be many much longer Bike rides to come.

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