One legged cycling

Well, that didn’t go to plan. I was hoping to do the Performance Cycles mini sportive – 60 miler – and looking for an 18+mph average – pretty ambitious given the hills.
I started well enough, took a wrong turn in the second village and had to rejoin the route later. Second hill I went up I felt a stabbing pain at the top of my right calf. I tried to ride through it, but on the biggest hill I had to give up, get off and walk the last part. I realised that 60 miles might do some worse damage so cut to the shorter route – 43, and had to stay in the seat – any standing or putting down the power just too painful. For the last 10 miles or so I was pretty much cycling on one leg.
People started catching up to me too, not something I like but by that time I just wanted to finish. This did not take much away from the well organised ride and lovely scenery on the route.

http://www.everytrai…?trip_id=997820

Kept the iPhone in my back pocket. It performed well – a reasonable track and there was probably enough battery left to have done the 60.
stats
Ignore the current speed – I forget to stop the thing until I was in the car heading home!

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