When I woke this morning, my knee had really stiffened up. It’s been improving a lot over the last few days and by the end of yesterday I couldn’t feel it at all. The fact that it is now hurting in a different place is more than a bit annoying. It’s not too bad when I ride but walking is painful and I can’t fully bend it either.
Setting off early was cold as well. I have sacrificed heat and civilisation by heading inland in the hope that it won’t be as busy as the coast road. Unfortunately I am yet to see the benefits.
To rub it in, one local said this to me: “huh… you’ve chosen a weird part of the country to cycle through”. As if I hadn’t already noticed…
It hasn’t all been bad. In general I’ve had a pretty good day, it’s just hard to pick out a reason why… I suppose that’s better than it being the other way around though.
Distance: 118.9 miles / 191.3 km
Riding Time: 8:29:53
Av. Speed: 14.0 mph / 22.5 kph