Day 5 Janathon Update – brief and to the point
First day of bike to work mode. If I was on my cycle plan it should have been a 40 minute continuous but I subbed my work cycling. Effectively this was 70 minutes in three sections in very stiff cold wind. My outward stretch is 3.3 miles across farm tracks on an open prairie, a small section was impassable still due to ice so I had to push but the stretch at the beginning with the wind behind me made all the difference in the world. Work to town for shopping had the wind crossing me but worst of all was the stretch home. It is the hilliest section, it was dark and freezing rain was falling. Still I tingled when I reached home.
I definitely need plenty of night cycling practice before the dynamo.
Speed average 9.7 (down hill in the dark I was v cautious)