Totally done with winter

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I fell off my bike today, twice. I was attempting another run at the Gerrard’s Cross loop (without the extension):


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This is a nice route which I did a fortnight ago. It was cold then, and it was cold today – but today, after the snow and then the heavy rain over the weekend, the quieter roads were slick with ice. I saw one major vehicle stack-up, and another smashed car abandoned in a ditch.

I powered through the slush for about 2 hours before coming off on the 13% gradient down from St Leonards. I trudged through snow until the slope flattened out, then remounted. Then fell off again. Following this I decided to cut the ride short and headed back through Wendover to Princes Risborough.

It must be spring soon.

3 Responses to “Totally done with winter”

  1. Adrian Trenholm February 12th, 2009 at 3:15 am

    I have fallen twice this winter as well. I binned my Bontrager tyres after the second fall and replaced with Conti GP 4 Season, which are impressively grippy in the cold and wet. Even so, most of my training is indoors right now, on the turbo. Hope you are not too beaten up.

  2. Al February 12th, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Well actually my neck is really sore and I can’t sleep on my left side, but basically ok thanks!

    Good tip on the Conti’s…

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