Personal besting the Brae

Another short Bike ride today, just under an hour in duration. With the roads starting to dry up after overnight rain and more rain showers forecasted I rummaged around the Shed to find my clip on mudguards (fenders) and fitted them to the new Winter Bike and clipped in to the Pedals.

Through Dundonald and on to the Comber Greenway at a nice steady pace to get the Legs turning. Through Comber town and an ascent of the Darragh road the Legs were feeling good. An ascent of the Ballyhenry and Scrabo roads and a quick Photo stop on the descent back down in to Newtownards.

In to the Belfast road and the Legs were still feeling good as I passed Kiltonga Wildlife Reserve and so I decided to test the Legs properly with a hard but sustainable effort up the Brae. The Bradshaws Brae climb is only one mile long and has an average 5% gradient. Not much to trouble proper climbers but exactly the sort of climb us more gravitationally challenged people find tough.

My previous best time to climb this road was set back in April 2017 and today I bettered that time by nine seconds 🙂

A nice steady descent down the other side and home making good use of the new twelve hour Bus lane passing a stream of Cars sitting bumper to bumper not really moving anywhere quickly.

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