This was nothing short of an epic outing today. If dodging the showers wasn’t enough (which we did very successfully), the wind strengthened progressively as we approached Grain. We had a welcomed break to fix my puncture along the way, every one chipping in to hasten getting us on the road again. The wind was brutal, just pedal-standing at times… Still, the coffee break was excellent, but the trouble was that we had to go back into the wind afterwards, to get home.
The totals are about 40 miles at 13mph average, 680m of ascent. A very good average under the circumstances, as we had 2 minor crashes in the bargain!