This was a glorious evening for a time trial: clear, sunny and warm with a light breeze. The ride up to Astwood from work was really quite pleasant, and I lined up to start with a rare bit of enthusiasm (usually, I’m a bit shattered from a dash from a hectic day at work but today hadn’t been too bad).
However, from my perspective, there’s not much to report. I set off in good style and felt like I was going well, only to suffer a front wheel puncture just before the Chicheley turn. I had enough air left to get me most of the way back but for the last mile I was just bumping along. The event was won (I think – results haven’t been sent in yet) by Chris Dunwoodie with a long 22, with Tony Parks a few seconds back. Also worth a mention is Lindz’s hird place in 23:12 (or thereabouts). And many thanks to the start crew: Tony, Steph and Dick.
Fortunately I could cadge a lift home, otherwise by the time I’d have got everything sorted, it would have been quite gloomy. Like me.