Today was a day of two halves. A.M. was lazy. Spoke to my folks, spoke to Jessie, spoke some more to Jessie, unpacked a few boxes, laundry, emptied dishwasher etc etc.
This evening I went for a loop on my bike. Only one of my bikes here is rideable right now. Everything I shipped from the UK arrived on Wednesday and the bikes were semi-dismantled for packing so I’m still in the process of tuning number two. It was the Boardman Team Carbon that came out today. Got to hand it to Boardman and Halfords, it’s an amazing bike for the money, especially on the UK government “Ride-2-Work” scheme. The frame is really nice, OK components although I’m not sure about the SRAM double tap system. Shimano 105 and Ultegra on my Specialized seemed better but I’m still breaking it in so I’ll give the benefit of the doubt just now.
I rode a gorgeous loop from where I live, round a coastal point, along the beach roads and back. Not far, gps said just over 16k, but a couple of hills and some amazing views. I stopped to take some of it in.