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When the going gets tough          August 2001        Back to Rides in 2001

Dave and I attempted the London to Bath and back today.

Unfortunately when we reached Bath, we were 12 minutes down on schedule with 80 miles remaining.  It was worth continuing, but only if the westerly wind which had been annoying us for the best part of 100 miles was of some help in eliminating the deficit.

Maybe we were too tired from our efforts of getting to Bath.  One way or the other, though, we didn't pull back any of the deficit in the first 20 miles of the return leg.

So we climbed off at Calne, needing to average over 25 mph to the end, which we just weren't going to do.  If you know the road, you'll understand.

Ralph      Back to Rides in 2001

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