The roads are pretty mucky at the moment. With farmers doing farmer'y things and seemingly loads of things requiring large lorries driving on mud then back onto the roads - I found myself regretting having removed my bikes winter garb, because it got ridiculously dirty.
I had another fiddle with my riding position too.
Today I decided to potter around the Scotty Dog 42. My plan was to just use easy effort and see what happened.
The start of the ride was wet and mucky - spray off the vehicles overtaking me was particularly muddy and gritty. And I got absolutely filthy!!
But about half way around, that all changed. The sun came out, and it was gorgeous. I almost regretted having limited time for todays ride....... but climbing with my wife is just as important!!
I was really surprised that I finished the route in 1:24, the fastest I've ridden it by about a minute, and with far less effort.