We got out for the first tandem ride of 2019 today – round the usual 40 mile Innerleithen loop. The weather was gorgeous when we were preparing to go. When asked if I thought we’d need overshoes, I immediately said nah, spring is here, we’ll be fine without.
1.5 hours later, it’s bloody freezing again, really strong headwind and heavy, stinging rain. Our feet are blocks of ice and I am once again reminded that my opinion is always incorrect and I should just keep my mouth shut! 🙂
Great ride other than the last hour into the driving rain. I’ve pretty much mastered left footed starts which means slick exits from the junction onto Innerleithen high street – the cafe opposite always has a few cyclists sitting in the window just waiting for you to do something daft on your weird bike. I am delighted to disappoint them. The same cannot be said about the CHR which still confounds me in similar situations. I’ll get there eventually!