Despite forecasts of rain for Easter Monday it actually turned out to be nice and dry, and better weather than Good Friday. Ian rang about 9:40 and suggested another trip to Chew Valley, so about 10:30ish I finally headed out of the door. We took the same route down to the lake as normal, but this time I’d worked out where we went wrong on Friday and had plotted a better route back. After the usual cake and pot of tea we headed home, the new route back was almost perfect, a lot less climbing than the old route, and actually a mile or two shorter for me. 33.5 miles in almost perfect riding weather.
I’m still very impressed with the Lemond, the last two longer rides on it have been very good, I’ve been able to get off the bike after 40 miles or so with no aches at all other than tired legs.
Easter passed relatively quietly. Saturday was spent chopping down a 20′ tree in my parents garden, and Sunday mainly revolved around lunch at my parents and an easter egg hunt for Ethan. The only downside is I have to go back to work tomorrow after 10 days off, no doubt that’ll be a major shock to the system as I’ve got quite used to leading a life of leisure over the last week or so.