I did the Saturday 25 miler with a mild hangover, but that only made the cold breeze in my face more refreshing. Took the road bike out - I'd adjusted the seat forward a couple of cm and lowered it a touch in the hope that I'd be putting a bit less weight on my wrists, but I don't think it made a lot of difference.
Two WPCs on horseback smiled very pleasantly coming the other way as I approached Twycross.
Very, very annoyingly since I've managed to protect the Boardman from precipitation so far, and despite my assertion in my previous post, it started raining lightly just after I turned northward through Sheepy Magna. I'd been having an excellent time until then, but cold drizzle blowing onto my face and making my legs damp (not to mention the bike) was a real downer for the next few miles. By the time I was north of Ibstock though, the rain had dried up. It hadn't rained at all at home apparently, so if I'd planned a route to the north instead of the south, I'd have avoided the rain altogether.
As I neared Market Bosworth I saw something suspicious to the left of the road .. I stopped for a moment to see what was happening. Three blokes in smart hunting clothing were loitering in a field. A couple of minutes later, two rabbits or hares ran across the same field. I could hear dogs in the distance. I do hope I wasn't watching hare coursing.
I gave the bike a good rub down and a judicious application of GT85 to repel moisture once I got home. I gave the chain a good seeing to so I'll relube it before I go out on it again.
Anyway, 25.6 miles. 108 so far this month despite the weather and 327 this year.