Our preparation for this ride would be to unload as much as possible so off my Carradice Super C saddle bag & no Mini O Bag at the front. I would be carrying everything on me. Snacks & water I would get on route cause we was still in London even though its a Sunday quiet a few places are open.
It had been raining pretty hard that morning and on the drive to Gypsy Hill the starting point which had me wondering what the hell would I do as I packed ultra light. Luckily the weather improved and by the time I got me and BumbleB unpacked from the car the rain had basically stopped.
Managed to get to the start point of Gypsy Hill Tavern where I confirmed my entry and got myself the umber cool The London Classic Round 5 tshirt. Thought I'd get it from the start cause I had no idea if I would be coming back alive. With the others waiting to push off we didn't hang about and started off down Gypsy Hill.
I didn't get a chance to take any shots before the first major stop at "Look Mum, No Hands" as the cobbles where pretty rough & wet. Needed all my focus navigate those cobbles thats for sure
|At "Look Mum, No Hands"|
|View of the Thames|
|Short break at the top of a hill near Ladywell Railway Station|
|Another near Forest Hill Railway Station|
|Sydenham Wells Park|
So that's 2 out of the 6 "Lung Busters" Hills killed. A year ago I would have walked up all, so slowly but surely I'm getting better at hill climbing.
|We made it|
Ride Data: The London Classic
See you at The London Classic 2015......
Hey, Andrew, great quotes in the Businessweek article!ReplyDelete