I got the opportunity to get out on the bike tonight so I jumped at the chance. I’d already worked out roughly where I was going to go.
So I set off, dropped through Stonehill to do practice my skillz on 3 steps, 3 steps! I’d ridden them easily at the weekend so tonight I hit them a bit harder and faster. What I had forgotten was that it had been raining and that the leaves on the corner would be greasy..
Cue my first fall in ages..
Front wheel just slipped away from me and before I could react i’d slammed down onto the tarmac. I untangled myself from the frame and after a quick sit rep to check everything worked on the bike I continued.
A slower than planned ride over Shawfield Lane and up past Whittaker Moss, down Furbarn Lane and Jowkin Lane. Rather than returning along Bury Road I turned past the Crimble and on to Bury Old Road to Sudden and back along Edenfield Road and Caldershaw Rd.
I considered doing a lap or two of where I live to get over 50 miles but by then my neck and shoulder were aching like mad, so I decided to call it a night.