As always a fueled up with porridge with a little bit of nuttela and even half a banana then just riding to the station to the meeting point at the London Eye.
|The Legend returns|
After a short briefing from David we set off for the hills of North London.
As always heading though London with our Brompton peloton is an awesome sight.
|John looking serious for the hills.|
Swains Lane 134M
Maximum Gradient 18%
Height Gain: 87m
I took my time with this one as its my first ever ride up it.
At first its not to bad, I could focus on my cadence and breathing. From what I understand the gradient starts around 12% for most of it but then the last third of the climb the gradient increases to 18% which is pretty damn tough and I have to say I had to get off and walk at this point. Not too bad for my first go up this famous cycling hill climb.
|BBB enjoying being outside|
|Near Tottenham Hale|
As we entered the Olympic Park we stopped off at a nice lunch spot Timber Lodge Cafe. Boy I really needed it as I was feeling pretty hungry. I had a egg roll thing where I wish I hadn't. I've eaten here before and the food as been pretty decent but this time the bread was tough and the Cheese cake was even worse.
This is where I said my goodbyes to the rest of the LBC gang as they where heading back to the London Eye, but I was pretty close to home and was starting to feel abit cold.
I was hanging around outside the Velodrome when I heard someone calling out BumbleB. I wasn't exactly sure who it was til I turned and saw the iBikeLDN gang coming into view. I had almost forgot there was a ride today, Villains & Rascals Ride. Meeting up with a view of my friends, we went inside to check out the Velodrome itself. Was pretty cool inside and I have to say I need to go on the road track outside at some point for training.
|BBB @ theVelodrome|
|Princess Leia on a Brompton|
|A Princess & A Legend|
Garmin Ride Data: LBC Hills of North London
Until the next ride,
As ever, I'm impressed with your dedication in cultivating your hill-climbing abilities!ReplyDelete
Also, you meet the interesting people on your rides: Princess Leia on a Brompton! Who knew?!?