Sunday 27 January 2013

Hyde Park Brompton Ride

This morning I was up bright and early and off to South Kensington to meet up with my riding partner iCrazyBee.

I rained quite a bit last night and on route it decided to pout down. Luckily, as soon as we met up and started to ride it stopped and the sun made a welcome appearance.

Going to Hyde Park quite early is the best option as later on it does tend to get rather busy. We more or less had the place to ourselves and I like to think we brightened the place up. Towards the southern end of Hyde Park the Household Cavalry rode past. Normally there would have been lots of people taking photographs but today it was just iCrazyBee and myself.

This was my first lengthy ride (apart from my commute) since the excitement of the Nocturne. It did made me think that I am really going to have to up my game as far as training goes. I have entered and will be participating in all number of rides this year and I want to increase my growing fitness levels further.

The Household Cavalry must have know we were coming?
I took the Garmin Edge 800 with me and yet again the screen that I have customised which displays a multitude of information was extremely useful.  I have it set to display:

Average Speed
Elapsed time
Distance to destination
Maximum speed

The great thing about this little 800 is that I have another screen at my disposal (obtained by a finger swipe) that displays fewer items but in a much larger font. Again that screen is fully customisable.

After I had been on the ride my bike was filthy! I had not cleaned it for a while and once we had been out and about on our travels I set to work giving it a thorough clean. There really is something to be said for having a winter bike and a Sunday best bike for fair weather riding.

Below you can find the link to the brilliant Garmin Connect website where you can have a look at the ride data and maps from today's ride.

Hyde Park Brompton Ride Data

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