I just finished a 21.271km cycling that lasted about 1hh:7mm:42ss !
It has been a while, but the conditions are conducive to riding home from work on a Friday. I have been taking my bike both ways on the train recently to save myself a walk, but this time I just took train there.
It is a good day for it. I started off with a light jacket, but had to strip to t-shirt as I was just getting too warm. I did my usual half circuit of the Letchworth Greenway where lots of people were walking an cycling. They tend to try and keep their distance as I pass even though I would only be close for a second or two and there is little chance of passing any infection in that time.
I had one encounter that was too close. As I went to cross a road another cyclist was coming the other way with headphones on, so I should have guessed his attention was elsewhere. He tried to pass me on the wrong side as I waited to cross and gently ran into my front wheel. No damage done. In the UK you should generally pass oncoming traffic to the left.
Apart from that it was uneventful. It really feels like nature is waking up with lots of birdsong and flowers coming out. I was not as quick as I have been in the past, but I was not particularly going for speed. That will come as I build up my cycling muscles again. My watch was giving me updates every 5km and I actually got quicker each time.
We shall have to see if I keep going into the office. If I get a work laptop I could stay at home as others are doing.
Have a great weekend!