So went for a 70 mile 7,500 ft ascent ride today....on my mountain bike on the road..this is what I learnt and observered
cars and drivers often take the racing line so that cyclist end up on the floor....left hand for me on a country road BMW cutting round missed his/her bumper but ended up over the handlebars, bubble on me knee sore hip and a thwacked helmet....not a euphemism....they continued on their way and the car behind wound down window to ask if I was alright...........as I was picking my self and bike up up as a chain gang of roadies carried on by not an alright or owt...Strav
Earlier as I went up a long climb a car slowed down and the window rolled down and I was greeted with " get a move on you lazy fricker" word altered and other choice phrases realting to my lack of speed performance and capabilities... I looked and thought is this someone I know to see a group of overweight fat frickers hurling abuse at me...lasted a good couple of minutes...........I assume they were on the way to a fine carvery!
So I take it from this that Sundays is the worst day for a country ride due to the drivers and the need for them to get to their Sunday Lunch or recovering from the night before at the wedding ( major wedding venue in locality) Sweet Lord I know why I like riding mountain bikes.
Bizarre was group of landies and trailers with a group of folk looking into the field watching, so I stop further down to see a Bull inseminating a Cow in a very au natural moment........much to the agreement and satisfaction of the crowd! Clearly someone's money has been well spent!
Off to be quiet ...............