Only someone crazy would venture out to Richmond Park for a quick spin. Step forward yours truly. I went quite early and had the place to myself apart from a sparse selection of dog walkers, joggers and those on road bikes.
Leaves were everywhere and a few twigs on the road but nothing out of the ordinary. I took my S2L with me (deliberately taken due to it still being windy). I didn't take a great deal else. I didn't even bother with a camera this time - mainly due to the fact I wanted to complete one full lap without any distractions.
Richmond Park is by no means my favourite location to cycle but it is demanding and this is the only reason I return and will keep returning. The hills are becoming less of a struggle each time I go but only having two gears to play with today made me wish I'd taken my beloved Orange Brompton. Still, I do think it has done me some good and I will need to up my game as far as training goes.
With no official Brompton rides until mid December, I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms. That simple pleasure of venturing out, frequently to the unknown with a group of other Bromptonians is a difficult thing to explain, other than I miss it.