Solo not Amigo

Unfortunately I drove 6hrs on the motorways on Monday at a constant 70 or 50mph after which the muscle (or tendon?) at the top of the back of my calf was quite painful. In the morning I could only hobble so decided that 40km plus would be foolish and blew out the amigos ride.

So it goes.

Today was better though so after spending the morning mowing and digging at Gwel Dulas I went for a 30.7km loop from home up St.Stephens then up and down to Egloskerry and on  up to Tresmer before a slight drop to Splatt (my favourite local place name) and undulating downwards to Canworthy Water before taking the slightly longer hilly lane to North Petherwin,  drop down over the Ottery and then the grueling climb up through Langore (I’m sure some of that is over 20%) and the final roll back down to home.

30.7km at 17.1km/hr with a top around 50km/hr. The Garmin says 708m ascent and 540m descent, but that is obviously absurd unless I am now floating 168m above the house. I think the first three data points are before the altitude got calibrated since the first shows -115m and it takes four points to hit 70m which is the real altitude here. Let’s call in 540m of climb.