So took the BMC out for a trial run and recorded it with a Garmin Edge Touring which doubles up as a compact satnav.
Fair to say I was completely knackered after that – I’m going to have to look into a heart rate monitor ‘cos something wasn’t right. I mean, I was seeing swirly things and possibly goblins at one stage. The results are not quite honest – I had 4 drink stops on the way round and the 55 mins was just moving time. It was more like 1 hour 15 total.
Most embarrassing moment was being passed by a little old lady on a mountain bike. She even had the breath to be able to say hello as she went past. If I’d had a coat with me, I’d have got it.
The highlight was coming back down hill. The hydraulic brakes are just superb and in places I got up to 50kmph knowing I could haul anchor for the next tight corner.
I’m going to be doing some indoor fitness stuff – got an ergonometer and a weights setup so hopefully I’ll be able to build some strength and stamina. Hopefully.