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I like to ride my bicycle...

Well...that was....um...interesting.

I've learnt something about myself - I can't judge distances for toffee. Or for any other food stuff. Or in fact for anything of any value. The new offices are not 10miles away. At a rough guess given how far I've travelled tonight, it's closer to 17. I can't tell for sure cos I got lost several times - including in Windsor and the (not so) Great park.

Still, I made it home. I don't feel like I'm about to die. I could probably make others die from the sweaty stench, but thats a different matter. Anyhow, here are today's vital stats.

Distance travelled19.3 miles
Time taken2 hours, 30 minutes
Time spent faffing about being lost1 hour 30 minutes
Average speed7.5 mph
Top speed16.5 mph (steep dark roads in WGP :)
Chances I'll do this again any time soonLow

I think if I try and cycle any great distance towards home, I'll stop at Windsor which is about 10 miles from Maidenhead. I actually enjoyed that part of the journey. It was sunny. There was a nice view - especially along the Thames. It's only when it got dark and I started missing sign posts that it got annoying and scarey.

I think on the whole tho, I'm proud and very happy with myself. Cycling nearly 20 miles is quite good - even if it did take me nearly 3 hours.

Amendment: Realised this morning that if I left at 5:30 and got home about 9:30 that I must have spent an extra hour faffing about. I did pop into the Mow on the way home for a swift pint, but I'm guessing most of the extra faffing was in WGP.


have to say im impressed.