This was to be the first of two ten mile time trials today, and was actually the last in the NBRC series of club events. It was a delightful morning, still and cool with the prospect of fine sunny conditions later.

Not a huge turnout, maybe due to the 8 am start, and even despite the early hour traffic was building up. I made as much of an effort as I thought wise, given the afternoon’s open event and I was frankly disappointed by my ride (it’s a long time since I came last in a club event). I did get stopped at the first roundabout, but that doesn’t explain away more than a few seconds.

Maybe it’s the “end of season” feeling, but I do have to keep enough enthusiasm to take me to the Duo Normand at the end of September.