I was out for an hour and 45 mins and had a right good tootle round and went no place imparticular, and only clocked up 16 miles in that time but I don't care it was good to get out and just chill for a bit.
I took my deaf pod and had a few tunes too as I knew that most of my riding was going to be done off road.
I had a ride down Sankey Valley park which runs along the canal.
|Sankey valley park|
I made my way over to where the M62 crosses over this is miles from the canal but there is an old dry dock here so I presume at some time the canal must of come this far
|The river Mersey looking a bit choppy today|
|The transpennine trail|
I even stopped for a bit of contemplation
|Me contemplating (didn't take long)|
Then back on my new steed
Well the bike was good, It definitely is different to the whyte and feels more like a mountain bike and can be thrown around a bit more but it is still pretty nippy with 38 mm slick tyres on.
Now I know I am not the fastest rider in the world and will never ever be so, but I can put on a bit of speed if I have to, but some cyclist are just so slow and get in your way.
In the 16 miles I did I got stuck behind this cyclist for the last 7 miles and no matter what I did I just couldn't overtake her and had to stay behind her (until she rang the police)