Just a brief post today, because I’ve not done anything special, except in my own little mind.
Woohoo! I Finished The July150!
I knew I had about 12 miles left to finish the July150 challenge, and that I might not get out on the bike again until Sunday (the 1st of August), so my Tuesday night autopilot loop would have to be half a mile longer than usual.
Also, I still haven’t pulled the slicks off the Fat Boy, so after the bit of rain we’d had I stuck to the roads . I did my usual route up to Hollingworth Lake and it was dry enough to do a loop o’t’Lake too. Half way round, I was faced with this view so my aim of keeping the average speed over 12mph was discarded while I took a couple of photos.
I dropped into Littleborough then took the main roads back towards Rochdale and home. When I arrived, I noticed that I’d only done a shade over 10 miles so I did something that only the July150 can be blamed for: I took the path between Firgrove Playing Fields and set off for a quick loop to Milnrow and back.
The loop was partly along a narrow grassy track, but I thought I’d be ok as the rest of the ride had been nice & grippy. Not so! I was like Bambi on ice, sliding all over the place in my granny ring, seemingly covering as much ground sideways as forwards! I really must get those slicks off.
Arriving home a second time, I’d amassed enough miles to hang up my bike for a few days and grin quietly to myself at covering 150 miles in the month. This would never have happened without some of you lot spurring me on, so thanks a lot. I love you all. But not in that way. 🙂
Are you lot up for an #August150 ?