Saturday (Boxing day)
After a rest day yesterday I was rather hoping my arse wasn’t going to be so sore today – that would be no…! maybe tomorrow. Today’s weather was less co-operative than the last week, cooler, windier, and in places even threatening to rain – then 10 min later, clear blue skies and hot…! Couldn’t seem to win with body temperature today.
Almost 45km today, so slowly building up the distances – still a long way to go mind…!
Nice ride in the sun, though it was jolly windy – saw this awesome wind sculpture thing as I went along, was really humming in the wind we had.
Had a nice day off yesterday, including a trip into Malaga which (invariably) ended up with sitting in the sun drinking beer and eating tapas – not exactly ideal training, but very enjoyable all the same.
Unfortunately today’s been somewhat less pleasant climatically – starting out with actual rain this morning just as I set off on my ride – for those of you in the UK who were somewhat envious of the photos from yesterday, here’s what it looked like at the top of the ‘first big hill’ where I was literally (yes, I literally mean literally) in the clouds: