I headed out about 2:30 today to meet Ian for the first trip of the year down to Chew Valley Lake, and possibly the last time we have to meet part-way as Ian is moving back to Bath soon saving me the hours ride to the meeting place.
We took a leisurely trip down through the lanes on a gloriously sunny afternoon. It was so hot I nearly emptied two large water bottles during the ride. The picnic area at Chew Valley Lake was packed, but we managed to sit at a table long enough to eat an ice-cream rather than the usual tea and cake. Another leisurely ride back brought the total distance to 35 miles, and a 100 mile week for me. The first time I’ve done that since late-summer 2006.
It’ll all go to pot now, as in the next two weeks I’ve got three evening meetings to attend, one concert, and then I head to France for a week.