Rab, I so admire your Scottish tenacity. 104 miles for me (all inside a warm snooker room) love the pics.2 weeks since my last ride due to the lovely storms we are getting here, when I woke I thought it was going to be another one of those days as it was still very windy and sleet and snow showers were pretty frequent! I had another look at the weather forecast and all 3 weather services were showing an improving picture from around 2pm, with a strong 25mph (gusting to 45) westerly which they said would reduce to around 20mph (no more strong gusts) after 2pm so I decided to set off in an easterly direction at 12.45pm which should get me to my turning point sometime after 2pm!
I reached my turning point after 2pm and turned into the strong headwind with an average speed of almost 19mph (by the time I got home it decreased to 15.4mph) and I knew I was too early as the gusts were still around 40mph, I still had 75% left on my battery so I switched to level 2 assist to fight the winds! I could see some dark clouds in the distance which looked a bit ominous and then the hail arrived, it was so painful but thankfully it didn't last long and turned to a light drizzle!
The wind was still relentless but I was making good progress and finally the drizzle abated and the wind stopped gusting, that was a welcome relief! Another 50 miler in the bag and despite the wind and hail it was so good to get back out there, now bring on Spring please