Tell me why, I don’t like Mondays

As Monday Mornings go, I have definitely had many, many, worse ones than this. Two and a half hours on the Bicycle, pushing relatively hard for the first 40 minutes or so then just spinning easily in sight-seeing mode for the remainder.

It was a nice calm Morning, dry roads but not much Sunshine. A decent push through Dundonald, a steady effort up the Greengraves road, then lift the pace again on the Newtownards dual-carriageway, in to Milecross road and a big effort on the descent for a new personal best time, down past Kiltonga skirting around Ards shopping centre and the long draggy climb up past Scrabo then another nice descent down to the Comber carriageway and in to the Ballydrain road and time to start dropping the effort level and just cruise around.

Past Castle Espie and out to Nendrum on the Ringneill road, rarely have I seen Strangford Lough so calm in many, many months.

After chilling out for a few minutes it was back on the saddle back in the Ringneill road then up Quarry road to Lisbane, along the Moss road to Ballygowan in to the Ballycreely and Hillsborough roads back to Comber and home via the Greenway for 34 very pleasant miles.

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