This blog’s been a bit quiet lately – I missed a couple of club events due to weather and having visitors, rode the Stony course twice (the the NBRC website for those), and missed the cut for a couple of time trials over on the E2. Last night’s time trial on the Stoke Hammond course was relocated from the Stagsden course due to traffic lights (which also affect the Astwood course) – there’s no indication when these lights will be removed. This, together with the ongoing work on the Brogborough course means that we are down to two regular courses.
Anyway, this evening’s event was forecast to be wet and windy. As it turned out, it was a bit windy for comfort, but the rain held off until the event was over. Only five riders turned out. I found my front trispoke a bit of a handful, and was off the tribars for a most of the outbound section on the dual carriageway. However, the return leg was pretty quick and not too twitchy aside from one very alarming buffet from the gusty wind.
I was second equal (with Andy), and first on vets standard with 23:58. Not too bad for the conditions. Full results at the NBRC site.
I’m looking forward to my upcoming cycle tour, once again in the Outer Hebrides, I feel I need a break from work pressures and I’m running out of steam for the training and racing!