Saturday started off beautiful and sunny. I woke up bright and early and went out for a ride. I set off wanting to cover 10 miles and practise drinking from my water bottle while riding.
I ended up riding just under 14 miles and really enjoyed myself. Half way through I had an energy gel as I had only had a banana before going out and it kicked in at about mile 10. It was a new type if gel and it tasted better than the SIS gels that I find a little too sticky and sweet. I will have to try some different flavours.
The country roads were nice and quiet and I went out before it got out too hot. I passed two big groups of riders and really wished I had someone to go on bike rides with but enjoyed getting out. I really had forgotten just how much i love cycling.
All in all a really enjoyable ride. The rest of the weekend I enjoyed the odd gin and tonic or two J