Gentle family friendly progress
December 27, 2012
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So I made a little progress on my Rapha Festive 500 challenge on Strava. We needed to collect our eldest son from Birmingham station as he was coming to join us for our short break.
Therefore I cycled from just north of Lichfield to the centre of Birmingham, just 20 miles. Fortunately the heavy rain that greeted us this morning had just about stopped by the end of a late breakfast. With me cycling, Jane driving and Andy coming by train it was a nice co-incidence that we all arrived at the Bullring at almost exactly the same time.
Again the roads were very wet with a number of floods to ride through (although nothing much deeper than about 5cm). However, the route worked out pretty well and it surprised me how easy it was to get to the centre of Birmingham without any very scary roads.
I decided to spend time with the family instead of cycling back again which means I am falling a bit behind my schedule. I do like rides that fit in with actually doing things as a family rather than being just for the sake of it.
Guess what. The bike worked perfectly again and I expect that phrase will be rather over-used during the next 20 years
Tomorrow the plan is a loop through Cannock Chase, lunch at a visitor centre, calling in at a nice bike shop and dinner in Lichfield. But it will probably change Hopefully will add around another 40 miles keeping me not too far off target.