Today’s weather was a distinct change from yesterday’s stormy weather, very wet and very windy. Nice bright sunny start to the day and quite mild at 9 degrees, a morning trip down to Lyme Regis a walk down through town and out along the Cobb, still quite busy with families after the festive break. Very warm in the sunshine, and the sea wasn't too rough, although there were a couple on surfboards, I don’t think the waves were anything to surf, I think it was more for posing to the few people watching!
Yeh! First cycle ride of the year, only an afternoon 25 mile road ride around the lanes of
South Somerset. Started off under a big blue sky, but
clouds gathered from the west as the afternoon went on ready for the
evening/overnight storm that was forecast, the roads showed signs of wear from all the rain,
potholes starting to get bigger, lots of debris on the roads with lots of big puddles and a few flooded roads
that took ‘half pedaling’ to stop getting wet feet! But, my mate Mike didn't quite
make it without wet feet! Several horse riders out, a twitchy pony at one point
had us pinned against the hedge, until its rider managed to get it under
control, the cheek of it was, the dog accompanying started having a good old
bark at us, things you meet down country lanes, but no harm done to man or
beast!!. The ride finished with the appearance of rain drops on my glasses, the
start of another very wet and windy night – the Sunday ride is not looking
promising, but you never know it might not be as bad as forecast – stay positive.