DIY around Somerset (Reboot)

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Series 5 Audax Season 2023-24, Ride number 1

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Ride Notes

Having failed to do my October 200km my 4 year streak came to an end - I thought I’d reboot for another year, as it is the start of the Audax season, by doing the ride I was going to do in October.

The day started grey and cold but the roads were quiet on the loop around North Somerset and back to Axbridge and it felt good to be ’re-booting'.

The Gorge presented its usual challenge but as I got to the top the sun broke through. The blast down Torhole Bottom was great and I was really getting going and looking forward to coffee at the ESR in Cranbrook.

Coffee at ESR was great, then a blast down to Crewkerne with a tail wind for a second coffee stop circa 150km. All going well and I made up time by shortening the stops. However, plans went pear shaped at Muchelney as the road to Langport was closed due to flooding - a 5km detour. Not so bad as the North-Westerly head wind dropped a little and the nearly full moon lit up a clear sky.

Started to flag a bit by the time the Poldens came into view from High Ham but kept going slowly and made it in relatively good time.

All in all good to be back on the wagon.

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